Tag: teachers unions

Home /
img

Teacher Strikes, 2022

By
|
In General
|
On September 21, 2022
We aren’t seeing a ton of news stories on the latest round of teachers strikes, but like 2018, there are a lot of them and they are fighting for the kids as much as themselves. I think this trend that we’ve seen with teacher unions for about a decade now, going back to the Chicago […]
img

Karen Lewis, RIP

By
|
In General
|
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. Lewis, a Hyde Park native, was a passionate and vocal advocate for Chicago’s teachers and students for years, even as Chicago Public […]
img
The Chicago Teachers Union victory is a big one in the recent strike wave. I didn’t write about it much because I didn’t have a lot to say that others weren’t saying better. And also because this semester is hell and I don’t have a lot of time. But I did want to at least […]

Strikes Work!

By
|
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 Bost

Strikes Work

By
|
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

img

The Oakland Teachers Strike

By
|
In General
|
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

By
|
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

It is main inner container footer text