AFT Connecticut

“AFT in Action:” Standing Up for Frontline Workers

April 29, 2021

Legislation providing relief for the heroes who allowed most residents to "stay home and stay safe" at the height of the pandemic was the focus for this latest podcast episode. AFT Connecticut President Jan Hochadel was joined by local union leader Bill Garrity, RN, as co-host for a conversation with two lawmakers spearheading efforts to pass the new law.

State Senator Julie Kushner and Representative Robyn Porter share their motivation for helping the essential workers impacted most acutely by the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) crisis. They tackle union members’ questions about the specific policies in S.B. 1002 and H.B. 6595 — and what it will take to get them adopted before the 2021 legislative session adjourns.


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