Service + Solidarity Spotlight: AFT’s Weingarten Visits Poland and Ukraine

Service + Solidarity Spotlight: AFT’s Weingarten Visits Poland and Ukraine

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

At the invitation of Ukrainian unions, American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten traveled to Ukraine last week to meet with students and teachers, as she did in the spring. This time, she crossed the border from Poland into Ukraine on the same day the Russian military launched missiles into Lviv, Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities. Weingarten spoke with Education Week about her experience: “One teacher said to me as we were sitting in a bunker, as we’re waiting for Russia to finish flying their long-range missiles, ‘May the skies over your school stay clear, and your school bells keep ringing.’” Click here to read more.

Kenneth Quinnell
Tue, 10/18/2022 – 09:51

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Updated: October 25, 2022 — 10:57 am