AFT Connecticut

“AFT in Action:” Winning Pro-Worker Policies

June 30, 2021

The latest podcast episode features a discussion of public policy achievements secured by union members during the Connecticut General Assembly's regular 2021 session. State Federation President Jan Hochadel was joined by Chris DeFrancesco, a leader and activist with an affiliated local union recently recognized for his legislative advocacy, to co-host the conversation.

Their guest was State Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney, who answered members' questions about several priority bills passed by lawmakers and since signed by the governor. He also addressed future issues, including ongoing efforts aimed at generating stable revenues to preserve public services, as well as state employee union contract negotiations.

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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 questions or concerns to be addressed in a future. *

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. *

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