Jerry Jordan on Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

November 27, 2019

On behalf of the members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, I applaud and celebrate Mayor Kenney’s signing of the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. The PFT believes that every worker should be able to expect to be respected, protected and treated fairly by their employer.

Jerry Jordan on Latest Media Coverage of Asbestos in Philly’s Schools

November 21, 2019

PHILADELPHIA–“The heart-breaking story of veteran teacher Lea DiRusso featured in today’s Inquirer and this morning’s powerful Good Morning America feature on asbestos in our schools shine the brightest light yet on the danger and injustice that greet Philly’s schoolchildren every day.

Jerry Jordan on Emergency Closing of Anna B. Pratt

November 19, 2019

The District will close the school and relocate students and staff after the PFT’s discovery of dangerously high asbestos levels.

"The PFT is glad that the District is following our recommendation that all students and staff be moved from the Pratt Early Childhood Center until the asbestos in the building has been abated."

 

‘NOW THIS’ Covers Toxic Philly School Buildings

November 8, 2019

Now This, a news video site with millions of subscribers and followers across the nation, just released a powerful video on the toxic conditions in Philly’s public schools.

This is just the beginning of our efforts to bring national attention to this issue as we fight for an immediate $170 million investment to address safety hazards that threaten the health and safety of educators and schoolchildren.

FOF to Governor Wolf: $100 Million Needed NOW

October 21, 2019

The Fund Our Facility Coalition recently sent a letter to Governor Tom Wolf urging his administration to find a way to immediately send $100 million for asbestos and lead abatement in Philly’s schools.