Welcome

We are re-imagining our union because there is strength in numbers.  When we’re stronger in numbers we can raise our collective voice and have input into issues and policies that impact our jobs, and more importantly, our students’ education.  To this aim, the HFT is developing a stronger online presence, building partnerships with other stakeholders, and advocating for the empowerment of our members. I encourage you to play an active role in your union.  The more involved we all are, the stronger our voice will be, and the bigger the difference each of us can make.


In Solidarity,

Carol Gale, President

Educators are catalysts for change. When we stand together we can let our voices be heard.

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About Us

Chartered as a labor union by the AFT in June 1947, the Hartford Federation of Teachers is the second largest teacher local in New England. Originally founded to assure teachers of equity in regards to wages, hours and working conditions, the HFT helps negotiate collective bargaining agreements and continues to work towards increased equity for all. 

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Stay on top of the news and events that affect you.  We update our blogs with important information, activism, and positions on the issues you care about most.  Let’s make our voices heard – together! 

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Join the hundreds of fellow teachers, SSOs, Nurses, Substitutes, and Child Development Associates.  Together we will raise our voices and make Hartford the district our students deserve!

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