Sunday, July 13, 2008

Ed McElroy at AFT Convention 2008...

Ed McElroy – Out going president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) - gave a state of the union address at the opening of the AFT convention Friday. He starts the speech by acknowledging that Chicago was the birth place of the AFT in 1916. The Chicago Teachers Union is AFT Local 1. His speech focuses on the tremendous growth of the AFT at a time when most unions are shrinking. The AFT is the second largest union in the AFL-CIO, after AFSCME. He also discusses the union’s opposition to No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and the importance the union places on electing Barack Obama this fall. You can hear the full speech (minus some thank yous to family, friends and collegues at the begining) here...

http://www.archive.org/details/EdMcelroyAtAftConvention2008

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