After people in leadership at the local where he is the former
president, United Teachers Los Angeles, got up to talk about his
mentoring, his commitment to growing the movement, and the
respect they have for him, the winner of this year’s Ben Rust
award, John Perez, got up to speak.
Laura Rico has worked in education for more
than 40 years, starting as an early childhood teacher at the
Artesia High School Children’s Center in the 1970s where she
became a member of the ABC Federation of Teachers.