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The AFT stands with South Korean educators

From a press release we just got: 

About 20,000 education support workers in South Korea, represented by the Korean Public & Social Services and Transportation Workers’ Union, Education Workers Solidarity Division (KPTU-EdSol), do not have formal, stable employment status and their wages are not based on years of experience. An education support worker with many years of experience can be paid the same as a worker in his or her first year. KPTU-EdSol members and other education support workers in South Korea are planning a massive rally on June 22, in which tens of thousands of workers are expected to call on the South Korean government to engage in collective bargaining with their union representatives to discuss these and other issues. …

AFT Secretary-Treasurer Lorretta Johnson and Vice President Ruby Newbold have sent a letter to South Korean President Park Geun-hye expressing their support for the country’s school support workers.