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[FB Live Event] Deliver Petitions to the Governor

December 10, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Leaders of the Board of Education Union Coalition will hold a news conference on Thursday, December 10, at 11 a.m., to present a petition signed by nearly 14,000 education and community members in response to the state not taking specific actions to keep students and school staff safe.

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Connecticut and across the country, thousands of teachers, paraeducators, bus drivers and monitors, counselors, custodians, cafeteria workers, parents, community members, and other education supporters signed a petition urging immediate steps necessary to protect the health of students, staff, and communities.

Where: North Steps of the State Capitol, Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT

Speakers at the news conference, who will underscore the importance of safety recommendations in the Safe and Successful Schools Now report, include:

  • Mary Yordon, President of the Norwalk Federation of Teachers, AFT Local 1727 and Vice President of the American Federation of Teachers Connecticut (AFTCT);
  • Jeff Leake, President of the Connecticut Education Association (CEA);
  • Shellye Davis, Co-president of the Hartford Federation of Paraeducators, AFT Local 2221 and Vice President of the American Federation of Teachers Connecticut (AFTCT);
  • Cynthia Ross-Zweig, Paraeducator Council President of CSEA SEIU Local 2001;
  • Jody Barr, Executive Director AFSCME Council 4; and
  • Carl Chisem, President CEUI, SEIU Local 511 and MEUI, SEIU Local 506.

The Board of Education Union Coalition represents unionized public education employees across the state and includes members of CEA, AFTCT, SEBAC, CSEA, CEUI, MEUI, AFSCME, and UAW.

Safe and Successful Schools Now report: https://cea.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Safe-Successful-Schools-Now-Coalition-11-23.pdf

Protect Students, Teachers, and School Staff petition: https://bit.ly/SafeSchoolsNowPetition


  • AFSCME Council 4: Larry Dorman, 860-989-9127, ldorman@council4.org
  • AFT Connecticut: Matt O’Connor, 860-221-5696, moconnor@aftct.org
  • CT Education Association: Nancy Andrews, 860-819-9924, nancya@cea.org
  • CSEA SEIU Local 2001: Drew Phelan, 508-404-7515, dphelan@csea760.com
  • CEUI: Joelyn Leon, 860-614-3013, jleon@ceui.org


December 10, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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