[indymediapr] Support Puerto Rican`s Teachers Federation`s STRIKE PICKET THIS FRIDAY FEB.22 , 08 AT 32 & PARK AVE.NYC 718-601-4901
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MARITZA MOLINA <molinagrn en gmail.com> wrote: Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 22:23:30 -0500
From: "MARITZA MOLINA" <molinagrn en gmail.com>
Subject: Support Puerto Rican`s Teachers Federation`s STRIKE PICKET THIS FRIDAY FEB.22 ,08 AT 32 & PARK AVE.NYC 718-601-4901
Brothers and Sisters,
The Puerto Rican Teachers Federation ( F M P R ) www.fmprlucha.org, went on strike this Thursday. After trying to reach a collective an agreement for more then 27 months, against government's agenda to privatise schools in Puerto Rico ( Charter Schools ).
The Union have other alternative but to go on strike.
Please come come and show your support this Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, at 5:00 pm. against the Puerto Rican Federal Affairs Administration at 32 St. and Park Ave. New York City ( train # 6 to 33 rd. St. ) For further information log on www.fmprlucha.org. or call at 718 - 601 - 4901. Thank you in advance and we are counting with your support,"TODAY FOR THEM, TOMORROW FOR US". In unity their strength!
Over 35,000 Puerto Rican Teachers on Strike
San Juan, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina)
More than 35,000 public school teachers will go on strike in Puerto Rico on Thursday, after failing to reach a labor agreement.
Rafael Feliciano, president of the Federation of Puerto Rican Teachers, said they would remain at the negotiating table while staging the strike to protest against the Ministry of Education's intransigent attitude.
More than 500,000 elementary and high school students in the public education system will not receive classes during the strike.
Feliciano pointed out that they decided to go on strike on Wednesday afternoon, after failed negotiations and a mass demonstration by 25,000 teachers in front of the government venue at La Fortaleza, in Old San Juan.
The teachers' leaders said he is supported by the students' parents and most teachers, who also backed the announcement he made in front of Puerto Rico's Department of Labor.
The strikers demand a maximum of 25 students per classroom, instead of 50 at present.
Labor Secretary Roman Velasco accused the teachers' federation of creating an atmosphere of pressure during the two-day talks.
New Yorkers Rally In Support Of Striking Puerto Rico Teachers
WHEN: Friday, February 22, 2008
WHERE: Office of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration
475 Park Avenue South at 32nd Street, Manhattan
TIME: 5:00 P.M.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Normahiram Perez Angel Gonzalez Frank Velgara
646.750.2702 718.601.4901 718.601.4751
February 21, 2008
On Friday, February 22, 2008, a broad coalition of New York/Tri-State
Area teachers, community, labor and political activists, will protest
at the New York offices of the Commonwealth Government of Puerto Rico
in support of striking Puerto Rican teachers.
The Teachers Federation of Puerto Rico (FMPR), represents more than
42, 000 teachers in the public schools of Puerto Rico. In defiance
of Public Law 45 which prohibits strikes by public sector employees,
the FMPR has responded to the governments' refusal to negotiate a new
contract in good faith. The FMPR has been subject to an increasing
public campaign of attacks as they work to obtain a fair and just
collective bargaining agreement for its members.
Demands by striking teachers include smaller classroom size, an end
to government efforts to privatize public education, especially the
use of Charter Schools, a just wage and increases, school-based
committees of teachers, parents and students, improved health and
safety conditions in school buildings, and the provision of adequate
teaching materials and resources. The strike began on Thursday,
February 21, 2008.
Teachers and their supporters are also calling for an end to the
harassment and political reprisals targeting teachers and the FMPR
for defending their right to collective bargaining and a living wage
and decent working conditions.
The FMPR Support Committee in New York City is rallying in support of
striking teachers and to protest the Puerto Rican governments' union
busting campaign, the privatization of public schools, and in support
of free and quality education in Puerto Rico.
Vicente " Panama" Alba
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