There are few unions in North America which has as proud a tradition of struggle as the Federación de Maestros de Puerto Rico. The FMPR, after battling for autonomy from the AFT, lead a 2008 strike that, among other things, kept the island free of charter schools. Most recently, they led a one-day strike in November against an austerity bill tying teacher evaluations to test scores, and plan a work stoppage to shut down the administration of standardized tests in April.
Please consider making your own contribution below and circulating this fundraising letter to your coworkers and fellow unionists. This is an important effort to build concrete solidarity with our brothers and sisters who are examples of the kind of struggles that we need to wage in order to win.