“Students continue to experience pain and trauma in our schools due to lack of resources, over-policing, and continuing threats of school closures.”
Stop & Shop will need to make a decision: either invest in people power or continue to lose money.
The Denver teachers walked out Monday following 15 months of negotiations over a controversial bonus-based pay system that educators say leaves them unable to predict their salaries and guarantee financial security.
"This fight was won with union power AND community power."
Included in the agreement are pay increases for teachers, additional support staff in schools, smaller class sizes and the regulation of charter schools.
Denver teachers overwhelmingly agreed to strike for higher pay, for the profession and for the students for the first time in 25 years.
The strike follows months of failed negotiations between the Los Angeles Unified School District and the teachers union to reach a deal for smaller class sizes, increased support staff along with pay raises.
With corporations on a warpath to privatize schools, the future of public education is at stake across the country, and Los Angeles is ground zero for this struggle.
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