The Boston Teachers Union -- which represents 10,000 current and retired teachers and other school professionals -- just voted to endorse divestment of the state pension fund from fossil fuels! Boston Teachers Union is the fourth public sector to endorse divestment, joining SEIU 888, SEIU 509, and the Massachusetts Nurses Association.
As Richard Stutman, the union's president, said to The Boston Globe: “If you don’t do something about global warming, our pensions won’t matter."
Congrats to all the teachers and divestment advocates who made this happen, especially the Boston node of 350 Mass!
Do you pay into the state pension fund or receive a state pension? Be sure to sign our state divestment petition!