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The Oakland Teachers Strike

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On February 28, 2019
The teachers’ strike movement has moved to Oakland, which is receiving surprisingly little media attention compared to all the other recent strikes. Sarah Jones has a good run-down on what it is about and what is going on: Meager pay. Crowded classrooms. A ratio of one counselor for every 600 students. The Oakland Education Association […]

Strikes Work

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On February 19, 2019

Boom! West Virginia's educators just won their strike! A few minutes ago, they forced the House to kill the Republicans' pro-privatization bill, 53-45. Strikes work — check out this video of

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The Teacher Strike Wave

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On February 14, 2019
In case you don’t realize just how massive the teacher strike wave has been, 2018 saw the most workers strike in the United States since 1986. Teachers make up a huge percentage of them, as you can see from the graph at the top of the post. And given the L.A. and Denver teacher strikes, […]
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The Recent Strike Wave

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On January 22, 2019
Great news from Los Angeles, with the teachers winning basically everything they wanted from the city. The teachers won a 6 percent pay raise and caps on class sizes, which had become one of the most contentious issues between the union and district officials. The deal also includes hiring full-time nurses for every school, as […]
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Teachers Strike, Round Two

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On August 30, 2018
Last year’s teacher strikes were incredibly inspiring, in part because they came out of the most conservative parts of the nation. And yesterday’s massacre of Oklahoma Republicans who refused to vote for the tax increases to pay teachers shows the real power of this movement, as decentralized and locally contextual as it presently is. Of […]
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