Welcome PR Teachers Union President Mercedes Martinez!

January 17, 2018 — Leave a comment

FMPR Presidenta Mercedes Martinez, 2016 MORE/UFT Presidential Candidate Jia Lee and MORE member Aixa Rodriguez on a recent solidarity trip to Puerto Rico.

Four months after Hurricane Maria 40% of Puerto Ricans remain without regular access to electrical power.  Puerto Rico’s secretary of education, Julia Keleher, continues on a school closing rampage, with over 300 closed in the last two years and more on the chopping block.
The Federación de Maestros de Puerto Rico (FMPR) – is a leading teachers union on the island and key organizer of the movement against school closures, organizing brigades of teachers and community members to clean schools up and demand their reopening – See interview by MORE member Peter Lamphere here.

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The FMPR led a successful strike in 2008 which prevented charter schools from being on the island.

Mercedes is also speaking Wednesday 1/17 at CASA in the Bronx and Saturday 1/18 at New York State Nurses Association in Manhattan – follow the links for more details.
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