AFT Connecticut

November 2019 “AFT in Action”

November 30, 2019

For the final episode in a series of three on the issue of workplace violence, our state federation's president and secretary-treasurer drill down on its impact in Connecticut schools. Jan Hochadel and David Hayes bring their personal experience to the subject and focus on efforts to protect public education professionals from assault at the hands of students or colleagues.

Their guest is state Senator and former Hartford Public Schools teacher Doug McCrory, who co-chairs the legislature's education committee and is an administrator with the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC). He answers members' questions on recent initiatives designed to improve classroom safety and how to advocate for them more effectively during the 2020 session of the Connecticut General Assembly.


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.

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Music: "Mission Statement," Digital Juice.

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