Members of the St. Paul Federation of Teachers and the school district reached tentative contract agreements early Monday morning, averting a strike. But the union is not walking away from the fight for fully funded, racially equitable schools. The SPFT refused to allow scarcity to dictate contract negotiations despite the district’s projected budget shortfall.
Workers are organizing through unions and other organizations to improve their lives. Union representation provides a voice on the job and the opportunity to improve wages, benefits and working conditions.