October 2021 "Inside AFT CT"

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Matt O'Connor via ActionNetwork.org moconnor@aftct.org [test] Inside AFT CT: Your October E-Newsletter October 8, 2021 at 4:37 PM moconnor@aftct.org

Union Member - here is your October, 2021 e-newsletter (with updates since early September): Calling for Safe Patient Limits in State Facilities * Activists in early October responded to Governor Ned Lamont’s threat to displace frontline essential state employees over COVID-19 vaccine and testing compliance issues. Click here for a report on public employee union members seizing the opportunity to spotlight unsafe staffing conditions. Lifting Up Vital Non-Certified Support Staff * The state legislature's education committee House co-chair tackled members' questions about issues impacting paraprofessionals and school-related personnel (PSRPs) in our latest podcast episode. Click here to hear his interview with AFT Connecticut President Jan Hochadel and PSRP union leader Shellye Davis. Amplifying the Demand to Value Public Higher Education Faculty and support staff at Connecticut’s community colleges and state universities in late September turned-up the call for fairness in current contract negotiations. Click here for photos from the mass demonstration where they connected working conditions to their students’ learning conditions. Making the Case for Real Pandemic Hazard Pay * Labor activists and safety advocates in early September publicly called on elected officials to step up for essential workers on the pandemic’s frontlines. Click here to watch a healthcare union leader add her voice to the collective demand for hazard pay.

Upcoming Activities & Events October 12: PreK-12/PSRP "Para & Teacher Collaboration" Webinar October 23: Teachers' Pre-Retirement Webinar October 25: Joint Unions "Ask the Commissioner" Public Ed Professionals Virtual Forum October 25: Diversity & Inclusion in Healthcare Virtual Workshop October 28-29: Connecticut AFL-CIO 2021 Constitutional Convention November 2: Municipal General Election Day * November 4: PreK-12 & PSRP "Legal Issues" Training Webinar November 5: ConnectiCOSH Annual Health and Safety Virtual Convention Featured Benefit Union Plus: 2022 Scholarships Stay Informed Click here to sign-up for e-mail updates. Click here to "like" our Facebook page. Click here to follow our Twitter feed. Click here to subscribe to our YouTube channel. Click here to subscribe to our Podbean channel. * Political info; members in good standing can change their e-mail update content preferences by sending e-mail to ActNetReply@aftct.org.

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