AFT Connecticut

”AFT in Action:” Fostering Collaboration in Public Schools

September 28, 2022

The latest episode featured a conversation highlighting the advantages that a strong labor-management relationship can have on working conditions and student learning. Local union leader Lauren Mancini-Averitt joined AFT Connecticut President Jan Hochadel to co-host a thoughtful discussion with her school district's superintendent on their collaborative, solution-driven approach.

Dr. Mark Benigni shared examples of what has been accomplished for Meriden’s students and their families by embracing labor as partners rather than as adversaries. He also answered questions about innovative educational strategies developed in concert with national, state and local teachers union leaders that have directly benefited rank-and-file members.


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