Hartford Teachers At The Breaking Point

The following Op-Ed, by HFT Member Tiffany Moyer-Washington, appeared in the Hartford Courant on Sunday, October 3.  The original can be found here. Hartford teachers at the breaking point This isn’t about our jobs being challenging. It isn’t even about compensation. It’s ultimately about how these poor working conditions negatively impact our students. Speaker after …

Freedom to THRIVE Rally!

Thank you and WELL DONE! Congratulations to ALL the teachers, SPOs, CDAs, Paraeducators, Health Care providers, and EVERYONE who spoke up for Compensation Reform, better Health Care, and Respect for the Education Community!   You LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!  We’re in this together, and NO ONE IS LEFT BEHIND! View the Coverage NBC Connecticut Rally …

Expanding America’s Voice

-By Corey Moses, HFT First Vice President, and Stuart Beckford, HFT Second Vice President.  Hartford is one of the great examples of diversity within our state. Over the generations, various groups came here seeking prosperity. These new voices have provided a springboard for many families to expand our understanding of a middle-class lifestyle. They have …

Happy Labor Day! Organized Labor Night at the Yard Goats!

Happy Labor Day! What an AWESOME time celebrating ORGANIZED LABOR with our HFT Sisters and Brothers at Organized Labor Night, Saturday, September 4,  with the Hartford Yard Goats! A fun FAMILY night of baseball and collegiality, ending with a fabulous FIREWORKS show. Although the Goats took a tough loss to the Fightin’ Phils, this was …

Walk Against Hunger – Saturday, September 18!

Walk Against Hunger We CAN and we WILL make a difference right here in Hartford.  Join your HFT sisters and brothers in this year’s Walk Against Hunger.  Last year’s walk raised over $300,000, and Foodshare served over 545,000 hungry people. Scan the QR code or click the button to download the flyer.  Individuals, families, or …

COVID-19 and the Holidays – a Public Health Workshop with City Councilwoman Wildaliz Bermudez

First Vice President Corey Moses will represent the HFT at this event.  JOIN US! Hello community, We are reaching out to Invite you to a FREE VIRTUAL EVENT where you can- ASK LIVE QUESTIONS to Doctors & Experts About the CORONAVIRUS! Date: Thursday, November 19th @ 6:00PM Topic: Preparing for Coronavirus During the Holidays An opportunity for you …

HFT Sponsors Connecticut Science Center Programs for Hartford Students

There are several opportunities to book grant-funded student programs with the Connecticut Science Center, at no cost to Hartford Public Schools.  These programs are provided with support from your Hartford Federation of Teachers. All student programs for Grades K-12 are eligible. This includes our new NGSS-aligned Virtual Programs and our Virtual STEM Career Showcases for older students. These programs are designed to accommodate …