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 …

Meet Jan Hochadel, President, AFT Connecticut

As members of the HFT, you are also proud members of the American Federation of Teachers and the AFT Connecticut. AFT CT advocates to Superintendents and Boards throughout Connecticut and develops relationships in the State Capitol to build the educational future our students deserve. She gave us a few minutes at the Eyes on March …

Surprise Visit & Interview with CT Rep Ed Vargas

Considering the plans rolled out by the district at the most recent Board of Education meeting, the Union voice – YOUR voice – is more important than ever. At our Eyes on March rally, CT Representative Ed Vargas came out to support the Hartford Federation of Teachers and the Education Community here in Hartford. Still …

Eyes On March – The Parkville Rally

It’s about closing the Opportunity Gap. Our students are incredible, our teachers are amazing. Give our students the opportunities they deserve, and give the teachers the resources they need. We need resources, smaller classes, and more teachers and staff. The district has received $127 million, and most of it is unspent. All of our unions …

Eyes on March: Parkville Highlights – Pre-Rally with the E-Board

The HFT stood proud on March 23, 2021 at the Parkville Market. Hartford’s teachers are standing up for HARTFORD STUDENTS! We are here to close the Opportunity Gap in Hartford, because our students deserve the very best. Thank you to everyone who came out and let their voices be heard! Here is a series of …