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CFT president calls for unity ‘to fight back’ against the billionaires

LA School Report | March 25, 2014

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Josh Pechthalt

Josh Pechthalt

In a wide-ranging State of the Union address Saturday in Los Angeles, Josh Pechthalt, president of the California Federation of Teachers, reviewed the union’s latest successes and challenges, including the Vergara v. California lawsuit that’s heading toward conclusion later this week.

Among his over-arching themes was the familiar call for union members to stand together against “the billionaire and anti-union forces” aligned “to make public education a commodity.”

He closes with a call to “fight back,” saying, “The future of our members, our students, our families depend on our winning.”

A full transcription of the speech is here.

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