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Labor Imperialism, Corporate Unionism, Privatization & The SEIU Convention In Puerto Rico

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Published on May 3, 2011

This video covers the struggle against a union raid of the Puerto Rican Teachers Union FMPR by the SEIU International. FMPR members protested at the 2008 SEIU convention in Puerto Rico and the movement for independence from the US and about the raid of the SEIU international against the Puerto Rican teachers union. In the midst of the US presidential election and the visit to Puerto Rico by Democrats Clinton and Obama, the SEIU had it's national convention. Over 20,000 Puerto Ricans marched on June 1, 2008 for independence and against the interference in Puerto Rican politics by US politicians. At the same time, the Puerto Rican Teachers Union FMPR is fighting a raid by SEIU Chair of Healthcare Dennis Hickey Rivera and a pro-privatization supervisor's local that the SEIU has chartered to raid the FMPR this summer. This documentary also looks at some of the issues of democracy and corporatization that were being fought out on the SEIU convention floor by the delegates for rank and file control. Additionally the AFT using millions of dollars of union dues was funding a pro-corporate union franchise to oppose the FMPR. They eventually turned over the union in collusion with the capitalist government and Puerto Rican supporters of the US.
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  • Artist

    • Eddie Palmieri
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    • El Virtuoso
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    • UMG (on behalf of Fania); UBEM, LatinAutor - SonyATV, LatinAutor, EMI Music Publishing, and 5 Music Rights Societies

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