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After a six day strike, United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) on Tuesday, January 22, ratified a new contract with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). This was the biggest and most important strike...

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“They want us to fail…the schools, the teachers, the students. So they can push students into charter schools. So they can make money. We’ve had it. Enough is enough!”- Los Angeles teacher on strike. January...

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By Rob Rooke, Skyline High parent On Friday January 18, five thousand students stayed home and several hundred teachers didn’t show up to work in Oakland. Oakland’s biggest high schools stood empty, as teachers called...

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Following a march and rally of 40,000 on Saturday, December 15, the United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) announced a strike date of January 10! If UTLA does strike it will be a major event...

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GM Prepares to cut 14,000 Jobs

December 12, 2018

On the Monday after Thanksgiving, General Motors (GM) announced in a written statement that they would be closing five plants and cutting 14,000 jobs. Included in the proposal for cuts are plants in Ohio, Michigan,...

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The Teacher Revolt Is Not Over

December 12, 2018

Despite the uptick in strike actions, the teachers revolt, and the recent blue wave, the right wing continues their assault on unions, spending millions of dollars on billboards, canvassers, and anti-union propaganda. While many union...

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Fifteen charter schools in Chicago are making history with the first major charter school strike in the U.S. Coming after the massive #RedforEd strike movement that swept the country from West Virginia to Arizona earlier...

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In 2014, six months six months following the election of Socialist Alternative City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, Seattle became the first major U.S. city to pass a $15 an hour minimum wage. It was an important...

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Seamus Whelan is a Registered Nurse and sits on the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Nurses Association. He writes this article in a personal capacity. For the last 20 years, nurses in Massachusetts hospitals...

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The strike leaders and the worker we picked as MC arrived first at Harry Bridges plaza across from the iconic San Francisco Ferry Building. It was pretty empty. For almost everyone at Google, this was...

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