This area of the Reuther's Web site currently encompasses approximately 300, fully transcribed, speeches delivered between 1965 and 1996 by American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President's Charlie Cogen, David Selden and Albert Shanker. The speeches are organized chronologically by date. Please contact Dan Golodner for project details.
In this speech, Selden addresses the purpose of education and the quality of education in American schools.
In this campaign speech, Cogen lists the objectives and goals of his administration if he is re-elected.
In this speech, Cogen explains to the IFFTU the progress the American Federation of Teachers has made over the last year.
Selden addresses the term professionalism when it is used to describe teachers. He says there are almost as many definitions for the word when it comes to teaching as there are teachers. He explains that it is a term used by the NEA and supervisors to keep teachers from unionizing.
In this speech given in front of the National Committee for Labor Israel, Cogen talks about the Histadrut, the labor movement in Israel. He references the Histasrut's policies including the creation of their sick fund and the role that they are playing in the labor movement in Israel and in the middle east.