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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …