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Lois Goldfarb Oral History Interview

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Lois Goldfarb Oral History Interview

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Lois Goldfarb joined the Albuquerque Federation of Teachers (AFT NM) in 1964. Goldfarb explains that the teaching conditions in many of the Albuquerque schools were challenging, and teachers needed an organized voice to solve classroom problems. Citing the difficulties with attaining Union recognition and legitimacy, Goldfarb also provides a history of the early days of the teachers' Union. Besides advocating for Union membership, Goldfarb also worked as the Union Representative at the Albuquerque United Way. In this position, she worked with Air Traffic Controllers who lost jobs and, in turn, medical coverage, after the mass firings in 1981.

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3-7-2019

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Albuquerque Federation of Teachers AFT, American Federation of Teachers AFT NM, Teachers' rights, organized voice, Labor staff United Way, National Education Act, EEOC, free public education, the “new math”, National Educators Association NEA.

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Labor History

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Lois Goldfarb Oral History Interview

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