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What are Union Dues?

Union dues are regular payments made by members of unions. Dues are the cost of membership. They are used to fund the various activities which the union engages in.

History of the AFT

Learn the history of the AFT, including the union's founding in Chicago in 1916, its affiliation with the AFL-CIO, its battles for workers and human rights and its continued work to uphold the proud traditions on which the union was created.

About Us

H.O.P.E. is the Hartford Healthcare Organization of Professional Employees of Backus, Natchaug and Windham Hospitals. We are committed, in solidarity, to providing the highest quality care to our families and community. 

AFT Mission Statement

The American Federation of Teachers is a union of professionals that champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for our students, their families and our communities. We are committed to advancing these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism, and especially through the work our members do.

About the AFT

Learn more about the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), which was founded in 1916 to represent the economic, social and professional interests of classroom teachers and is an affiliated international union of the AFL-CIO.