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. The HFT has grown from its first 10 members to over 2,000 members. In addition to representing teachers, the HFT includes chapters that represent school nurses, dental hygienists, special police officers, child development associates and substitute teachers. Together we are an organization of nearly 2,000 “Professionals Who Care.”
The HFT has a long history of involvement both on the state and local level. We are often recognized as leaders by many neighborhood and community groups. Our ability to achieve employee rights and benefits, as well as improve the educational environment for Hartford’s children, is only as strong as our solidarity as a union. This is why every member is so important.
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!