AFT Connecticut

August 2019 “AFT in Action”

August 28, 2019

State federation president Jan Hochadel is joined by Connecticut Coalition for Retirement Security Coordinator Alisha Blake for this second episode on the topic of union members' retirement security. They co-host a conversation focused on state employees' post-employment issues that follows a previous discussion on efforts to shore-up certified public school educators' pensions.

Their guest is State Comptroller Kevin Lembo, whose office plays a central role in administering benefits for active and retired employees in executive, judicial and legislative agencies and departments. He answers' members questions about union leaders’ efforts to stabilize pension funding, the work of the Health Care Cost Containment Committee (HCCC) and a recent landmark pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) contract.


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. *

Additionally, members can leave a message with their comments to be played on future episodes by dialing (860) 257-9782 and asking for extension 116. *

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

Music: "Mission Statement," Digital Juice.

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