Thursday, March 10, 2011

UFT Resolution in Support of Puerto Rican Teachers

Passed at UFT Delegate Assembly March 9, 2011

WHEREAS, the entire leadership of the Puerto Rican Teachers Federation (FMPR) were fired from their teaching positions, and

WHEREAS, the teaching licenses of the FMPR leadership were permanently revoked; and

WHEREAS, the Government has taken repressive measures with the goal of destroying the unions and intimidating the teachers from struggling against the current administration’s plans to privatize the schools and liquidate the teachers retirement fund; and

WHEREAS, Governor Fortuno of Puerto Rico is out to destroy the teachers’ union much like Governor Walker of Wisconsin is out to destroy collective bargaining for public workers in this state; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the UFT express our solidarity with the Puerto Rican Teachers, and be it

RESOLVED, that the UFT inform Governor Fortuno that we oppose his repressive measures and stand in solidarity with all union workers.

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