Sep 21, 2010 9:08 PM by Alison Haynes

Lawyer: Unions causing flap over Filipino teachers

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - 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 that it 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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