Welcome to Ring of Fire Radio, I’m Sam Seder.

This is a special edition of the podcast, while we travel to New Orleans for this year’s Netroots Nation. We will be bringing you special interviews from the conference on next weeks show. Today you’ll hear interviews from my recent trip to the American Federation of Teacher’s Conference held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where I sat down with national and local union leaders to speak about the state of teacher unions due to recent rulings by the Supreme Court and why strong teacher unions are the key to better education in our country.