The governor will tomorrow at noon deliver his 2017 state budget address from the Capitol in Hartford; a speech that will have implications for you, your family and your community. While we don’t yet know all the details (but here and here detail his proposed changes to teacher pensions), as union members we must be ready to resist more of the same kind of austerity policies that failed in 2016.
In the lead-up to tomorrow’s address, we’ve been working with a coalition of labor, faith, community, civil rights and social justice advocates to demand elected officials make better choices. Plan to join us Wednesday, March 1 for a major mobilization in the Hartford area to push back against attempts to balance the budget on the backs of working families.
This is an important opportunity to show a united front to defend what matters most to our members, our families and our communities:

  • Good jobs and fair wages;
  • Universal access to quality public education;
  • A vibrant and fairly funded public sector;
  • Racial, gender and ethnic justice; &
  • Democracy in our state and in our workplaces.
We hope you’ll save the date and plan to join us on March 1 to be “all in” to protect and preserve Connecticut’s quality of life.
More to come, and in solidarity,
Jan Hochadel
President, AFT Connecticut
John Brady, RN
Executive Vice President, AFT Connecticut
Jean Morningstar
First Vice President, AFT Connecticut
Ed Leavy
Secretary-Treasurer, AFT Connecticut