AFT Connecticut
May 2019 “AFT in Action”

May 2019 “AFT in Action”

May 31, 2019

The latest episode in AFT Connecticut's podcast series features another in-depth discussion of public policy issues impacting union members in their workplace and their community. Jan Hochadel, state federation president, once again leads the conversation and is joined by Mary Yordon, an executive committee vice president and local union leader, as co-host.

Their guests are Dalio Philanthropies' Education Director Barbara Dalio and Chief Education Officer Andrew Ferguson. They discuss their record of collaboration with public school teachers, administrators and advocates across Connecticut and answer members' questions regarding the foundation's recently announced new state-level partnership.

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AFT Connecticut's podcasts serve to provide a deeper dive into issues impacting members and the wider labor movement as part of the state federation’s engagement and communications programs.

Members are invited to send e-mail with their feedback as well as any questions and suggested topics for future episodes. *

Breaking news, event announcements, and urgent actions are also posted at the union’s Twitter feed, Facebook page and website.

* Be sure to include your full name, local union and employer; members can access our federation's 2019 legislative priorities, which will be discussed in the next episode.

April 2019 “AFT in Action”

April 2019 “AFT in Action”

April 29, 2019

AFT Connecticut President Jan Hochadel and Legislative/Political Action Chair Ally Sexton co-host the latest episode in the state federation's podcast series. Their conversation continued last month's discussion on issues at the General Assembly important to union members and all working families.

Their guest is state Rep. Roland Lemar, the House chair of the legislature's transportation committee. He answers questions on the latest proposals for reviving tolls in order to invest in Connecticut's aging infrastructure. He also addresses the latest efforts by the finance, revenue and bonding committee, on which he also sits, to level the playing filed for middle and working class taxpayers.Apr-Podcast-Photo-MD.jpg

AFT Connecticut's podcasts serve to provide a deeper dive into issues impacting members and the wider labor movement as part of the state federation’s engagement and communications programs.

Members are invited to send e-mail with their feedback as well as any questions and suggested topics for future episodes. *

Breaking news, event announcements, and urgent actions are also posted at the union's Twitter feed, Facebook page and website.

* Be sure to include your full name, local union and employer.

March 2019 “AFT in Action”

March 2019 “AFT in Action”

March 30, 2019

The first episode of the state federation’s new podcast series is hosted by AFT Connecticut President Jan Hochadel, along with Council 4 AFSCME Executive Director Jody Barr. The focus of their conversation is the impact of the state legislature on union members, their jobs and communities.

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Their guest is state Rep. Joe Aresimowicz, the speaker of the General Assembly's House of Representatives and education coordinator for Council 4. He answers union members' questions on state budget and local school district regionalization proposals that lawmakers are currently deliberating.

AFT Connecticut's podcasts serve to provide a deeper dive into issues impacting members and the wider labor movement as part of the state federation’s engagement and communications programs.

Members are invited to send e-mail with their feedback as well as any questions and suggested topics for future episodes. *

Breaking news, event announcements, and urgent actions are also posted at the union’s Twitter feed, Facebook page and website.

* Be sure to include your full name, local union and employer.