AFT Connecticut

“AFT in Action:” Teaching in the Time of Pandemic

April 30, 2020

The latest in AFT Connecticut's podcast series is the first to be recorded since the implementation of "Stay Safe, Stay at Home" policies to curb the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). Executive committee vice president and local union leader Mary Yordon joins state federation president Jan Hochadel to provide context for the episode, which focuses on the pandemic's impact on teachers.

Together they set the stage for sharing highlights of a tele-town hall recently organized in coordination with the Connecticut Education Association (CEA) that answered members' questions on the crisis. The event featured Dr., Miguel Cardona, state education department commissioner, along with two of his top deputies at the agency; Desi Nesmith and Charlene Russell-Tucker.

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The full audio of the tele-town hall, along with a slideshow presentation of members’ questions, is also available.

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.

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