By SPFT Local 28

On an unusually warm mid-February afternoon in Minnesota, members of the Saint Paul Federation of Teachers (SPFT) gathered in front of the offices of Saint Paul Public Schools before the start of a school board meeting. The teachers, in the midst of a contentious contract fight and nearing a strike vote, found themselves surrounded by hundreds of supporters—parents, students, elected officials, representatives from other unions and community leaders. 

This is the story of the Saint Paul Federation of Teachers, how they won and how they will continue to win for the kids and community that they serve.