TEACHERS are the Solution our Students NEED

Carol Gale spoke to the Board of Ed in their last public session, advocating for more opportunities for Hartford’s students. A disproportionate amount of the ESSER funds were allocated for Central Office personnel, rather than allocating that money to STUDENTS. Here is what she shared:  The Hartford Board of Education approves many outside contracts for …

Letter to Board of Ed Regarding LincSpring

HFT President Carol Gale wrote to the Harford Board of Education about the many concerns expressed by HFT members regarding LincSpring. She also spoke to the board directly. Here is her letter: Dear members of the Hartford Board of Education, I feel compelled to write you after having witnessed last night’s Board of Education meeting. …

Organized Labor Night at Hartford Yard Goats! Saturday, September 4th!

 Join the Yard Goats for the annual Organized Labor Night as they look to show their appreciation to all those who work in our country’s unions.  The Yard Goats would like to celebrate the history and contributions these workers have made. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH |   GATES OPEN AT 4:30 PM   |   GAME …

The People United Will Never Be Defeated!

When we learned the Hartford School district was to receive $46 million in relief funding, we reached out and asked the question, if it were up to us, as educators, how would we spend this money to improve education for our students? And then, we LISTENED! We listened to health professionals, teachers, substitutes, CDAs, SPOs, …

HFT End of Year Party

Hartford Federation of Teachers, along with HFP, HFST, HFSSO, HFCDA, and HFSHP.  HFT END OF THE YEAR PARTY Honoring of Retiring Union Members THE TAVERN AT KENEY PARK  171 WINDSOR, CT 06095 (860)757-0658  HFT Members are FREE Without Membership $25 fee.  Please Contact Nancy Swanson at HFT/ One guest per member (860) 249-7629  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hft-end-of-the-year-party-tickets-154869301249 Download the …

President Biden Stands with Unions

HFT applauds President Joe Biden for launching a task force to empower workers to organize and successfully bargain with their employers. Unions are the road to reducing income inequality in the United States because they fight for decent wages, benefits and working conditions, thereby moving more workers into the middle class.  As unions decline, income …

2020 Teacher of the Year, Shakira Perez

The best of the best, and a proud voice for teachers and professionals in Hartford, Shakira Perez was our Teacher of the Year during a season that defied imagination and tested our spirit. Mrs. Perez brings a remarkable voice to the conversation, speaking to the souls of students and teachers, and weaving a tapestry that …