Striking Scranton Teachers Rally at Pennsylvania Capitol

Nov 10, 2021 | Featured, Features, Stories

Hundreds of striking Scranton public school teachers rallied on the Pennsylvania Capitol steps Tuesday morning to demand legislators stand with them as they fight for a fair contract with the Scranton School District. The Scranton Federation of Teachers went on strike for better wages and healthcare last week after going four years without a contract. Officials with the teachers said the school district pulled the teachers’ health insurance in response to their strike.

The union had the support from local electeds Senator Marty Flynn and Representatives Bridget Kosierowski and Kyle Mullins. Other speakers included Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman, Representative Malcolm Kenyatta, and Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder.


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Lt. Gov. John Fetterman speaks at a rally for striking Scranton teachers on Tuesday, November 9.
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Scranton Federation of Teachers Vice President Pat Festa MC’d the rally.
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Lt. Gov. John Fetterman hung a Scranton Federation of Teachers banner from his balcony.
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State House Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta spoke at Tuesday’s rally.
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State Sen. Marty Flynn with Scranton teachers Mary Delmare and Kathy Waltz.
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Hundreds of striking teachers and supporters were in attendance.
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State House Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta addresses the crowd.
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Scranton Public School Teachers Mary Delmare, right, joins her first-grade teacher Kathy Waltz at Tuesday’s rally.
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Scranton Federation of Teachers Vice President Pat Festa addresses the crowd.

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