Teamster President on Puerto Rican Debt Crisis
George Miranda, president of the Teamsters National Hispanic Caucus and the first Puerto Rican elected to the International Brotherhood’s executive board, had Puerto Rico’s fiscal situation very much on his mind as he prepared to march in the Puerto Rico Day Parade.
The current bill, he complained, “smacks of colonialism” and “doesn’t take into account the government workers and their families at all.” The Teamsters, he said, want the bill “sent back to the House of Representatives” and reworked, Miranda said.
The 59th annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade is always an occasion for joy and pride. But true justice for the people of the island, said Miranda, is still a work in progress.