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Lawyer: Unions causing flap over Filipino teachers

4 years ago September 21, 2010 Sep 21, 2010 Tuesday, September 21 2010 Tuesday, September 21, 2010 9:23:33 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press

An attorney for a California company accused unions of igniting the controversy over Filipino teachers recruited to work in East Baton Rouge Parish and other public-school systems.

Universal Placement International is appealing a Louisiana Workforce Commission hearing officer's order to refund $1.8 million in fees collected from more than 360 Filipino teachers recruited to work in the state.

Attorney Murphy Foster III tells The Advocate that the teachers unions needed a way to halt the importation of Filipino teachers to this country. Foster asking state District Judge Janice Clark on Monday to throw out the April order.

American Federation of Teachers attorney Daniel McNeil says 300 Filipino teachers have joined that union.

Clark took the arguments under advisement.

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