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Minneapolis teachers remain on strike, going into the second week. This has received way too little coverage in the media (granted Russia’s actions have taken the headlines for good reason). Let’s see what’s going on: Officials with the Minneapolis Public Schools and Minneapolis Federation of Teachers traded proposals and counter-proposals over the weekend, but a […]

Karen Lewis, RIP

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On February 8, 2021

Karen Lewis, the amazing head of the Chicago Teachers Union who took on Rahm Emanuel and inspired a new generation of teacher militancy, has died. Former teachers union President Karen Lewis has died.

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Unionbusters Know No Bottom

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On December 15, 2020
The Manhattan Institute is a hive of scum and villainy almost like no other. And there’s nothing our “free market” betters love more than hating on teachers unions. So therefore you have their director of education policy literally making the argument, in the Washington Post no less, that remote education is terrible for children (true) […]
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Strikes Work!

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On October 29, 2019
The latest teacher strike wave is continuing, mostly notably in Chicago. Teachers in Dedham, Massachusetts just went on strike for 3 days and won most of their demands. I was interviewed for this Boston Globe story about it, placing it in the context of all the strikes nationwide. With deteriorating conditions in some public schools […]

Strikes Work

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On September 1, 2019

The Las Vegas teachers threatened a strike. You probably didn’t hear about because near-strikes don’t get much media coverage. And also because the city caved entirely in the face of the f

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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 the celebration. pic.twitter.com/S9yn8LvB0S — Eric Blanc (@_ericblanc) February 19, 2019 Worker power is the most effective way to make immediate change. These West Virginia […]
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