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(meets every first Wednesday of the month, 4:30, 24 Sachem St, Norwich)

President, Michelle Hayes, 860-908-3630

VP/Chief Delegate, Melissa Hunter, 860-908-3663

Treasurer, Donna Callicutt

Secretary, Marji Foxon

Political Liaison, Carol Adams

Donna Grabarek, Costitutional Delegate

Jessica Harris, Constitutional Delegate

John Brady, Constitutional Delegate, Exec. VP AFT CT



AFT files amicus brief in 'Friedrichs' case

The AFT along with the American Association of University Professors, filed an amicus curiae brief in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case before the U.S. Supreme Court. The case threatens to make it harder for working people to join together and speak out together.


Unions ratify historic agreement with Red Cross

Eight national unions announced that they have ratified a first-ever national collective bargaining agreement with the American Red Cross. The unions formed a coalition to address the financial challenges facing Red Cross as well as key workforce issues.


On Labor Day, we honor all of our members

Our union is our members, and on this Labor Day weekend, I couldn't be prouder of the 1.6 million hardworking nurses, teachers, paraprofessionals, higher education faculty and public employees who work day in and day out to teach our kids, keep our families healthy and improve our communities, AFT President Randi Weingarten says.