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Benefit Screening Of Labor Videos For Puerto Rican FMPR Union
Date Friday September 26
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
522 Valencia St 3rd Fl/near 16th St.
San Francisco
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorLabor Video Project
Pres and VP Of Puerto Rican Teacher's Union FMPR To Attend SF 9/26/2008 Benefit
Defend Puerto Rican FMPR Teachers

Benefit For Puerto Rican FMPR

Friday September 26, 2008 7:00 PM

522 Valencia St/16th St. SF



This benefit for the Puerto Rican teachers union FMPR will screen two films "Operation Bootstrap" and Plena For Work, Plena for Song both by Pedro Rivera and Susan Zeig

Puerto Rico’s 40,000 teachers are under attack by the government and the SEIU international who are seeking to raid the union. The FMPR went on strike against privatization and stopped the introduction of charter schools. In response with the support of SEIU, the government is seeking to destroy the union and preventing it from running in a representation election. This union elects all it’s officials and staff and also has a term limit for it’s officers. Unlike US business unionism they put the interests of the working class first and this is an important reason for the attack by the SEIU International. We will have speakers, music and discussion.

President of the FMPR Rafael Feliciano and FMPR Vice-Presidente, María (Chaíta) Meléndez will attend. They will provide an update on the raid against their union by the SEIU International and their struggle to defend the teachers of Puerto Rico.



Screening of

Manos a la Obra: The Story of Operation Bootstrap by Pedro Rivera and Susan Zeig

http://media.http://www.theticker.org/media/storage/paper909/news/2007/10/01/News/La.Operacin.Documents.Sterilization-3001800.shtml

Plena is Work, Plena is Song by Pedro Rivera and Susan Zeig

http://www.amdoc.org/projects/truelives/pg_plena.html



Friday 9/26/2008 7:00 PM

522 Valencia St./16th St.

San Francisco, California

Donation $5.00 No one turned away due to inability to contribute

Sponsored by

Labor Video Project

P.O. Box 720027

San Francisco, CA 94172

(415)282-1908

http://www.laborvideo.org

http://defendfmprteachers.googlepages.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0sFjqmld5I

To find out more about the issue of the Puerto Rican teachers and the struggle against privatization you can go to:http://www.fmprlucha.org
Added to the calendar on Monday Sep 22nd, 2008 11:28 AM
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