Friday, November 21, 2014

Danbury/New Milford vote Union Yes!

Today, 228 Healthcare Technical professionals found their voice.

They will benefit from this, as will their families, but most important, their patients will benefit.

The Technical professionals of Danbury and New Milford Hospitals voted to join the RNs and become brothers and sisters in the ever expanding family of AFT.
By doing so, they will be able to advocate for their patients and their community without fear of retribution.

I have said it before, and I will say it again, the greatest role of any Healthcare worker, any teacher, any public employee, is to advocate for their patients, students, and the public they serve.

Sometimes this means speaking against those in power.
That is a difficult thing to do when those in power control your paycheck.

Today, our newest brothers and sisters not only found their voice, they joined the voice of the 29,000 members of AFT Connecticut and the 1.6 million voices of AFT, as well as our brothers and sisters of other unions.

I know the courage it took for them to stand tall. I know the hard work it took. I know the level of expertise it took from our AFT Connecticut staff.

To all of you, I say well done.
Never again will you stand alone.
Injury to one is injury to all.

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