A blue state teacher rebellion: Denver teachers vote to strike as LA educators win big victory

Denver teachers overwhelmingly agreed to strike for higher pay, for the profession and for the students for the first time in 25 years.

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As Los Angeles teachers agreed to end their strike on Tuesday, Denver teachers voted to strike for the first time in 25 years. The strike could begin as soon as Monday. Meanwhile, teachers in Oakland are planning to vote on a strike next week. We speak with Arlene Inouye, chair of the bargaining team for United Teachers Los Angeles, and Sarah Jaffe, reporting fellow at the Type Media Center.

Guests

  • Arlene Inouye

    chair of the bargaining team for United Teachers Los Angeles. She is also the UTLA secretary.
  • Sarah Jaffe

    reporting fellow at the Type Media Center, formerly The Nation Institute. She is the author of Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt.

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