Maria Portalatin Interview One, Tape 1, Side A

CENTRO: New York City Hispanic Labor Documentation Oral History Project

Portalatin discusses her background in the labor movement beginning in the 1960s, when she was employed as a paraprofessional with the New York City Board of Education. She speaks about her experiences at John Jay College (CUNY), her involvement with the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), and the birth of Labor Council of Latin American Advancement (LCLAA). Portalatin also discusses her Presidency of LCLAA in New York City from 1974 into the early 1980s, coordinating paraprofessionals and teachers strikes nationwide, and her involvement with the Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton campaigns and administrations.


Date
December 5, 2000, Recording date
Interviewee
Maria Portalatin
Interviewer
Ismael Garcia
Duration
36m 49.0s
Language
English
Object Type
Sound
Identifier
LABOR.MPor.2000.12.05.1a
Related Keywords
Labor unions, Politics, Poverty, Educators
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Jack Ortero, Gloria Maldonado, Santos Crespo, Gil Rodriguez, Maria Neira, Olga Diaz, Juan Andrade, Kathy Andrade, Benjamin Garcia, Hector Torres, Frank Perez, New York City. Board of Education, City University of New York. John Jay College of Criminal Justice, United Federation of Teachers, Labor Council For Latin American Advancement, New York City. Human Resource Administration, American Federation Of Labor And Congress Of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), Puerto Rican Association of Community Affairs (PRACA), Hispanic Affairs Committee, District Council 37, United States Hispanic Institute, Labor Council For Latin American Advancement
Related Places
Brooklyn (is referenced), Fajardo, PR (is referenced), Ceiba, PR (is referenced), Chicago, IL (is referenced), New Mexico (is referenced)
Related Dates
1960s, Date mentioned
Related Items
Maria Portalatin Interview Two, Tape 1, Side B
Citation
CENTRO: New York City Hispanic Labor Documentation Oral History Project. Maria Portalatin Interview One, Tape 1, Side A: LABOR.MPor.2000.12.05.1a. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 21 Aug 2019.
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