Tag: Teachers’ Strike
Led by the grassroots group SC for Ed, teachers from across the traditionally deep red state took personal days to stage the walkout.
Much like other teacher actions that have occurred across the nation, Sacramento teachers are demanding changes to their salaries, reduced class sizes, and increases in school support staff including more nurses, psychologists, librarians, and program specialists.
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.
"A strike is not a first resort for anyone. It's a last resort – especially for teachers who are asked to do more with less every day. And enough is enough."
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