Skip to main content

Join fellow paras on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube following our state labor federation.


Randi Weingarten at a Massachusetts high school

Summer is upon us, and parents, children and teachers are winding down from what has been an exhausting and fully operational school year—the first since the devastating pandemic. The long-lasting impact of COVID-19 has affected our students’ and families’ well-being and ignited the politics surrounding public schools. All signs point to the coming school year unfolding with the same sound and fury, and if extremist culture warriors have their way, being even more divisive and stressful.


What unions do


In AFT President Randi Weingarten’s latest New York Times  column, she describes what it is exactly that unions do. Though unions are the most popular they have been in decades, anti-union sentiment still thrives in red states and across the nation. “Several years ago, The Atlantic ran a story whose headline made even me, a labor leader, scratch my head: ‘Union Membership: Very Sexy,’” Weingarten writes in the column. “The gist was that higher wages, health benefits and job security—all associated with union membership—boost one’s chances of getting married. Belonging to a union doesn’t actually guarantee happily ever after, but it does help working people have a better life in the here and now.” Click through to read the full column.

The following positions are vacant and nominations are requested:
  • One Co-PRESIDENT Vacancy
A member should confirm beforehand if the person he/she wishes to nominate is both eligible and willing to serve. The criteria for eligibility are listed below.
The nominated member:
  • must be a member in good standing for at least one year.
  • must have knowledge of the contract.
  • must be present to accept nomination.
  • must be able to attend meetings (while not a formal requirement, the nominee MUST be a team player) 
Nominations will be received at a General Membership meeting to be held:
  • DATE: Tuesday, September 24

Paraeducator of the Year 2021


Congratulations to Paraeducator of the year 2021 Cheryl Johnson ! 

Kudos to all our Nominees of HPS 20-21 listed below. Job well done! HFP2221 appreciates all you do!

Anne     Castelhano         Noah Webster MicroSociety Magnet School

Joy         Hancock               Breakthrough North Magnet School

Ada        Acosta              Classical Magnet

Yvonne White                   SAND School

Maria    Dominguez         Parkville Community School

Daniel   Pappalardo         Hartford PreK Magnet School

Guillermo Mardales        Hartford Public High School

Priscilla Viera     Burns Latino Studies Academy

Jesus Suarez       Environmental Sciences Magnet at Mary Hooker

<p>Paraeducators please sign petition now. Many of our frontline responders are running out or don't have enough protection to combat this pandemic crisis . They are putting themselves and others lives in danger . Take action and please sign the petition. Be safe and be well . Continue to practice social distancing and stay home.…;


Coronavirus Cancellations

Due to the Coronavirus Outbreak The Meet and Greet on March 20th & General Membership meeting on the 26th have been canceled until further notice. Hartford, Crec and Magnet Schools will be closed starting Monday March 16th for the next two weeks indefinitely. After the two weeks they will do a reevaluation .Please check with your school email , website or Building Representative for more information .