A&R offers 15 scholarships to dependents of A&R members. If you have a graduating High School senior or a child who is already in post-secondary school and would like to apply for an A&R Scholarship our deadline is March 28, 2024. There are also two AFT-CT scholarship programs available which are open to all A&R members as well.
AFT-CT is holding 6 Regional Legislative Meetings in March. The events are free to A&R members and they give attendees the opportunity to sit and meet directly with their local State Reps/Senators. Great events and a perfect opportunity to let them know that you expect them to support our Wage contract which will be on the floor for a vote in just a months.
Bill Tracking in the General Assembly
AFT-CT provides the lobbying efforts for A&R, this is the latest update on bills progressing through the General Assembly. List of Bills
The Appropriations Committee has released its proposed budget for 2015/16 (FY16) and 2016/17 (FY17). The proposal appears to indicate that there are no 'across the board' layoffs for State employees, no early retirement plans, and no furloughs.
Most agency budgets remove or limit inflation and all vacant positions will be eliminated. The licensing of accountants will remain at the Board of Accountancy in the Secretary of State's Office and not move to the Dept. of Consumer Protection as the governor proposed.
The State's contribution to the State Employee Retirement System is fully funded.