Temple Faculty Union Endorses Adrian Rivera-Reyes for City Council

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Temple Faculty Union Endorses Adrian Rivera-Reyes for City Council

3,000-Member Union Praises Adrian’s Commitment to Labor and Education


April 30, 2019 — The Temple Association of University Professionals (TAUP), a local union of the American Federation of Teachers that represents 3,000 members, today announced its endorsement of Adrian Rivera-Reyes for Philadelphia City Council At-Large in the Democratic primary on May 21.


“Dr. Adrian Rivera-Reyes is a candidate TAUP is proud to endorse,” said Steve Newman, president of TAUP. “He will bring to Philadelphia’s City Council a  progressive vision, a deep knowledge of higher education, and an unwavering commitment to organized labor, to education, and to equity for ALL Philadelphians.”


“I am honored to have the support of the hardworking members of TAUP,” said Adrian Rivera-Reyes. “If we are serious about ensuring economic justice for all and a high-quality education for all, we must stand in solidarity with unions like TAUP as they fight to improve salaries, benefits, and working conditions. I proudly stand with them today and I will stand with them on City Council.”


Established in 1972, TAUP represents all faculty, librarians, and academic professionals at the 13 schools and colleges of Temple University. TAUP recently sat down with the University’s administration for the first open bargaining negotiations in the union’s history.


Adrian strongly supports workers’ right to unionize and collectively fight for economic security and prosperity. During his graduate studies, Adrian served as a labor organizer for Graduate Employees Together – University of Pennsylvania (GET-UP) in an effort to unionize student-workers. In this role, Adrian engaged with workers to learn about their concerns and to work as a collective to gain power and ensure their rights as workers.


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