'No one can live with these poverty wages'

Science teacher on why she's on strike


Minneapolis Public Schools Science teacher Ana Vasquez, an Indigenous woman, found it meaningful to rally on International Women’s Day, Tuesday, March 8, outside Roosevelt High School. She pointed out that many of the Educational Support People (ESP) are women struggling to make ends meet, working multiple jobs. Vasquez noted that Superintendent Ed Graff earns $230,000 a year while educational support staff bring home $600 or less every two weeks. “No one can live with these poverty wages,” she said. “It is not fair that our ESPs are paying the same health care premiums as those who are making six figure salaries.” Vasquez added, “Our community deserves safe, fully-funded, stable schools.”


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