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The Oyster River Paraprofessionals and Support Staff, AFT#6213, AFT-NH, AFL-CIO formed their union on September 26, 2002. The local represents paraeducators, cafeteria workers , clerical aides and nurse's aides.  

Your Union can only be strong if members engage, attend meetings and reach out to officers witht heir concerns, thoughts and suggestions.


Co-Pres. Christine Deptula and Christine Greene





By almost a 2-1 ratio, paraprofessionals in the Timberlane Regional School District voted in September to form a new AFT affiliate, the Timberlane Support Staff Union, AFT Local 6530. This huge win for the paras came during a heat wave of 96 degrees in the usually cool climate of New Hampshire, in which a solid turnout over two days created the unit representing nearly 150 school support staff who now can stand together with their colleagues from the classroom to the state federation.

The victory was a direct result of para-teacher collaboration, says Terri Donovan of AFT New Hampshire. The



President: Mike Minichiello

Secretary/Treasurer: Patrick Greene

Vice President: James Card



President: Kristen Lundeen

Vice-President/Secretary: Bethany Griffin

Treasurer: Linda Wood


Welcome! The Rochester Federation of Teachers represents several categories of personnel employed by the Rochester School District. The Teachers Chapter, formed in 1999, represents the teachers, guidance counselors, speech/occupational/physical therapists, psychologists, librarians, nurses, reading consultants, elementary teaching principals, and other teaching specialists in the Rochester School District. The Paraprofessional Chapter, formed in 1988, represents all of the para-educators, bookkeepers, secretaries, and Title I tutors in the District. The Food Service Chapter, formed in 2001, represents all food services personnel (except for the bookkeeper, Director of Food Services, and Assistant Director of Food Services).

We came together to form the union so that together, we could have a stronger voice and negotiate a contract. (See Below to download a copy of our local constitution.) Over time, we’ve taken many steps forward in our working conditions, pay, and benefits.
But there’s still more to be done. You can help! Get involved—that’s how we become stronger, and improve our wages, benefits, and working conditions. To find out how you can become active in your union, contact your Building Representative or President Carrie Feyler.
If you’re not yet a member, we invite you to join us today, so that you can access all of the benefits of membership. You’ll also have a voice in your contract, and in the direction of the union. To move ahead, we need YOU as an active member!
To start enjoying the benefits of membership, click on the link above to download the membership form, fill it out, and return it to your Building Representative or the Treasurer. You’ll be glad you did!
Monthly Meetings of the Officers and Building Representatives are usually held on the second Tuesday of every month at 3:30 Rochester Middle School.
Building Meetings are held each month by your Building Representative to address matters of concern and to hear input from members in each building. Please attend to give your input, and to hear union updates!
Meetings of the Full Membership are held at least four times each year. Stay tuned from your building representative for information on your next building meeting, and the next full membership meeting.
Check back here for the latest information on what is happening with the union!
Welcome! The Campton Educational Support Personnel Association represents the custodians, food service personnel, secretaries, non-instructional aides, Title I tutor, and para-educators employed at Campton Elementary School. We came together to form the union in 1988 so that together, we could have a stronger voice and negotiate a contract.  We proudly affiliated with AFT in 1996. (See Below to view a copy of our local constitution.) Since our first contract  we’ve taken many steps forward in our working conditions, pay, and benefits.
But there’s still more to be done. You can help! Get