La (Des)Federación de Maestros

I was over at Cargas y Descargas this morning checking out what had been written about the recent teachers strike in Puerto Rico and I must say that I have to agree with his analysis of the outcome.
Below is the article as it appeared along with my English translation. Any comments about the article should be directed to Cargas y Descargas.

El Bohemio
 

Cargas y Descargas
6 de marzo de 2008
La (Des)Federación de Maestros
Usted puede estar en contra o a favor de la huelga que decretó la Federación de Maestros de Puerto Rico. Lo que está claro para mí es que Rafael Feliciano, presidente de dicho sindicato, perdió cuando le propuso, y así lo aceptaron los huelguistas, “suspender” la huelga. La realidad es que la Federación no consiguió lo que quería, que cuando se levantaron de la mesa de negociaciones tenían más logros asegurados que ahora, y que le pusieron en bandeja de plata al Gobierno la destrucción de esa entidad. ¿Victoria? ¿Qué victoria?

English translation:
The (Dis) Federation of Teachers
You can be against or in favor of the strike decreed by the Teachers Federation of Puerto Rico. What is clear to me is that Rafael Feliciano, president of that union, lost when he proposed, and the strikers accepted , to “suspend” the strike. The reality is that the Federation did not get what it wanted, and when they got up from the  negotiating table had come away with less than they had started with. They in fact handed over on a silver platter to the Goverment the  destruction of that entity . Victory? What victory?

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