Friday, July 16, 2010

AFT comes to aid of Filipino teachers endentured in New Orleans

I recently returned from the AFT national convention. One of the highlights occurred when AFT President Randi Weingarten introduced the leaders of a group of Filipino teachers who had paid $15,000 to come teach in New Orleans and found themselves in the condition of indentured servants. The events demonstrate why unions are as relevant today as they were in the middle of the Twentieth Century when AFT 212 was formed. The story of these teachers and how AFT fought to free them is told in video below.

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