Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Tag: Teachers’ Strike

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.

30,000 LA teachers ‘strike ready’ as district refuses to spend $1.86...

"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."

Teacher strike threat backs off ExxonMobil

Within hours of the union vote to strike, the company’s exemption bids were off the Board of Industry and Commerce’s agenda.

Back to school and straight to the picket line

The empowering effect of this strike is being felt by first-year and veteran teachers alike.

In a historic move, Los Angeles educators vote to strike

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.

West Virginia teachers help vote out longtime foe of state’s unions

The teachers handed Republican state Sen. Robert Karnes his defeat as many participated in the GOP primary.

Arizona teacher who spent $2,000 of her $31,000 salary on school...

Zoe Hyde: "I had to get markers, crayons, pencils, tissues. All those supplies that you think are part of the education environment, I had to buy myself."

Arizona teachers historic statewide walkout is latest demonstration in #RedForEd movement

“This isn’t just a political issue, but a moral issue as well.”

Arizona’s uprising teachers build bridges, not walls

“It’s tough for those in power to penetrate these alliances.”

Red for Ed: The teachers’ red state revolt rolls on

The teachers' strikes today are part of a national revolt that has been growing for months, arcing from one red state to another.

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Third police officer sentenced to prison for framing black males

“These three police officers from Biscayne Park disgraced themselves and damaged the public’s trust in law enforcement."

Democrats are afraid of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez too. And that’s a good thing.

Chief among the reasons for the tension? Ocasio-Cortez’s apparent support for progressive primary challenges against centrist Democrats.

Majority of Americans support a 70% tax rate for mega-rich

"I don't think it's surprising. What we see, overall, is that the vast majority of Americans know that income inequality is one of the biggest issues of our time."

US politicians are selling out First Amendment and country for AIPAC cash

Now Congress is climbing on this shameless anti-Constitutional bandwagon.

Arizona activists face jail time for providing life-saving aid to migrants crossing Sonoran Desert

Arizona, activists with the humanitarian group No More Deaths go to trial today facing charges for a slew of federal crimes, all due to their efforts to leave water and food in the harsh Sonoran Desert to help refugees and migrants survive the deadly journey across the U.S. border.

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