Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Tag: Teachers’ Strike

Striking teachers are fighting for much more than paychecks

“Students continue to experience pain and trauma in our schools due to lack of resources, over-policing, and continuing threats of school closures.”

Chicago teachers go out on strike again

In 2012 the Chicago Teachers Union woke up union members and educators across the country with a winning strike. Seven years later,...

‘We teach, we vote!:’ 10,000 teachers rise up against Republican legislature...

Led by the grassroots group SC for Ed, teachers from across the traditionally deep red state took personal days to stage the walkout.

Sacramento teacher strike is a warning to #RedForEd Movement everywhere

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.

Denver teachers strike over bonus-based pay system, demanding reliable salary plan...

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.

What LA teachers tell us about rising inequality

We ought to see their struggle as “a strike for democracy – against the plans of a tiny clique of billionaires to unilaterally impose their vision for the world.”

‘Historic day for American unions:’ Los Angeles teachers strike earns victory...

"This fight was won with union power AND community power."

‘This was about the survival of public education:’ LA teachers claim...

Included in the agreement are pay increases for teachers, additional support staff in schools, smaller class sizes and the regulation of charter schools.

A blue state teacher rebellion: Denver teachers vote to strike as...

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

Nation’s largest school strike: 30,000 Los Angeles public-school teachers walkout

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.

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The only way Democrats will get anything done

With Vice President Kamala Harris now serving as the tie-breaking vote, Senate Democrats can and must abolish the filibuster.

Mumia Abu-Jamal, now in his 40th year as an incarcerated prisoner, has COVID-19

Urgent news: Demand the immediate release of imprisoned activist journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal.

To hell with the filibuster

Representative democracy based on majority rule is logical; anything else is utterly illogical and self-defeating.

Senators question DHS and ICE on abuse allegations against migrants

"The allegations of violence and brutality against vulnerable refugees seeking safety here in the United States are unlawful and disturbing.”

Colombian company uses coffee husks to build low-income housing

Woodpecker, a startup in Bogota, Colombia, uses coffee husks to manufacture lightweight, prefabricated buildings for home and classroom use.