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Teachers Association: workdays should be reduced for legislators too

By on March 18, 2017

SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico Teachers Association (AMPR by its Spanish initials) president Aida Díaz denounced Friday that legislators should be subject to the same “sacrifice” that the Fiscal Oversight & Management Board demanded from workers.

“[Legislators] should do their sacrifice because if workdays for teachers will be reduced, then they should be reduced for the Legislature as well,” Díaz affirmed before the press.

She encouraged to summon a march, from the Capitol building to La Fortaleza, to protest Gov. Ricardo Rosselló‘s recent compromises upon the Board’s demands.

“He has promised there won’t be any [workday] reductions. He should keep his word and reaffirm it will stay that way, and show how he intends to do so,” she stated.

The AMPR president is also interested in how the administration will conduct the transition of retired teachers, from their retirement plan to Social Security. She explained there are teachers who have been sending their contribution to the Retirement System, who will probably receive their pension from the General Fund.

Díaz and other AMPR members were welcomed at Fortaleza by State Secretary William Villafañe.

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