The impact of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) on public employees is the topic of discussion for this latest episode in AFT Connecticut's podcast series. State federation president Jan Hochadel was joined by executive committee vice president and local union leader Ivonne Hamm for another conversation about our collective response to the ongoing pandemic.
Thier guest was state Representative Mike D’Agostino, who answered members' questions about repeated attempts to exploit the crisis to scapegoat state employees. He not only praised union members for their heroic efforts to keep Connecticut running, but also credited their previous labor savings agreements for shoring up public services during the pandemic.
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 encouraged to send e-mail with their COVID-19-related questions or concerns to be addressed. *
Additionally, members can leave a message with their comments to be played on either episode by dialing (860) 257-9782 and and entering extension 116. *
We're proud to be part of the Labor Radio/Podcast Network, which collectively gets our movement's message out to working people via the Internet.
Breaking news, event announcements, and urgent actions are also posted at the union's Twitter feed, Facebook page and website — where COVD-19-specific information and resources are also available.
* Be sure to include your full name, local union and employer.