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Hillary Clinton to teachers union conference: Keep up fight

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 13, 2018 5:51 PM
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Hillary Clinton campaigning in Harrisburg last August. (Photo by Jordan Brown/WITF News Intern).


(Pittsburgh) -- Hillary Clinton says teachers unions aren't going anywhere despite a recent Supreme Court ruling and is urging educators to fight the Trump administration's policies.

Clinton spoke Friday at the American Federation of Teachers Convention in Pittsburgh.

More than 3,000 union members are gathering this weekend to outline plans for the future.

The former Democratic presidential candidate, secretary of state, U.S. senator received the group's Women's Rights Award before addressing the crowd.

She denounced the Supreme Court decision that could undermine the financial footing of labor unions representing government workers.

She praised teachers' activism in protesting for school safety and for more school funding.

She tells teachers to "keep standing up for an America where each child is treated with dignity and given the chance to be all they can be."

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