The American Federation of Teachers Convention continues at the L.A. Convention through Monday.
If you can’t go you can watch at http://aft.org/convention/live.cfm
Here’s the schedule:
Sunday, July 13
8:30 AM | Nominating session
10 AM | General session
2 PM | General session
Monday, July 14
9 AM | General session
on Saturday LA Times education reporter@Howard Blume tweeted:
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In AFT panel, St. Paul union prez Ricker describes open negotiations involving many members & asking parents what they want.
In evening AFT panel, mayors Emanuel & former mayor Bloomberg booed lustily. no mention of L.A.'s current/former Garcetti/Villaraigosa
NYC's Milgrew tells AFT gathering that forces trying to kill unions: And "If u don’t believe that u should not be in the room”
Mulgrew says: "We have a lot of enemies who are very smart with a lot of money.”
NYC's teacher union head Michael Mulgrew intro'd as not needing mic. He didn't & it was good thing w tech problems.
Jerry Jordon, Philly teachers union prez says only line item growing in five-year district budget is funding for charter schools.
Zeph Capo, Houston teachers union VP: "Houston is no bastion of social movements. Houston is no bastion of justice.”
Karen Lewis, Chicago teachers union prez says:: "Key to social movement unionism is that it must come from the ground up. ”
Alex Caputo-Pearl, new UTLA prez says: Social justice unionism "is a union that is willing to strike…if that’s what we need to do.”
A panel on social justice unionism at AFT convention set aside large room & it is still over-packed at the moment, way crowded.
At L.A. national convention, Amer. Fed. of Teachers is poised to consider resolution calling on U.S. Ed Sec. Arne Duncan. to resign
AFT PRESS RELEASES FROM SATURDAY
AFT Convention Delegates Rallied in Support of U.S. Postal Workers at Staples Boycott (7/12)
New York Leaders Address National Teachers' Union Convention (7/12)
Philly Leaders Address National Teachers' Union Convention (7/12)
Chicago Leaders Address National Teachers' Convention (7/12)