Hear a Striking Minnesota Nurse Speak Out about the Exploitative Working Conditions Nurses Face
Below we share the text from a speech a striking nurse gave to others on strike in Minnesota. Those striking are fighting against hospitals and a healthcare system that continues to put profit over people’s lives.
Maryam AlanizSeptember 14, 2022
A Few Gains and Plenty of Frustration as Minneapolis Teachers’ Strike Ends
After three weeks, the Minneapolis teachers strike is over. The Educational Support Professionals and teachers’ tentative agreements were ratified by 76 percent and 80 percent, respectively. While the contract does include some gains, the result is far less than what teachers demanded and deserve. Many teachers vow to continue the struggle for quality public schools for all.
Luigi MorrisMarch 28, 2022
Many Minneapolis Teachers and Educational Support Are Dissatisfied with Tentative Agreement
The Minneapolis Federation of Teachers (MFT) and the Educational Support Professional (ESP) chapter reached a tentative agreement that the rank and file has to frantically vote over this weekend.
Luigi MorrisMarch 27, 2022
The Minneapolis Teachers’ Strike Isn’t Over Until The Workers Decide It’s Over
The Minneapolis Public School District reached a tentative agreement with the teachers’ union and only a few hours later, called families and teachers to say the strike is over. But teachers have the right to read the proposed agreement, discuss and decide. The strike isn’t over until rank and file teachers say it is.
Tatiana CozzarelliMarch 25, 2022
Unions Around the Country Must Go All Out for Teachers in Minneapolis
With the teachers’ strike in Minneapolis in its third week, we need working class solidarity more than ever.
Mitch ReedMarch 24, 2022
An Open Letter to Minneapolis Teachers From a Black Educator
A first year NYC educator shares their admiration for the fight put forward by the Minneapolis Public School teachers and their determination to win.
Carmin MaffeaMarch 24, 2022
Public Education Is Not for Sale: The Case of Minneapolis Schools
As the Minneapolis teachers’ strike enters its third week, an Educational Support Professional examines the corporate interests behind the school district’s reluctance to meet educators’ demands.
Macks HoplandMarch 23, 2022
Minneapolis Has Money for Cops’ “PTSD,” But Not for School Counselors
The teachers’ strike in Minneapolis has entered its third week. The Democrat-controlled city can find creative ways to pay out worker compensation claims for cops with PTSD, but it claims to have no funds to provide mental health resources for students traumatized by racist police violence and the pandemic.
Mike PappasMarch 23, 2022
Minneapolis Students Speak Truth to Power in Solidarity With Striking Teachers
On Thursday, over 100 Minneapolis students walked the picket lines and organized a sit in as a show of solidarity with their teachers. They powerfully confronted the district's negotiating team and spoke truth to power.
Tatiana CozzarelliMarch 21, 2022
“They Are Fighting for Us”: Minneapolis Student in Solidarity With Striking Teachers
A sophomore at South High School gave the following speech Thursday morning at a student action in solidarity with the Minneapolis educator’s strike.
Jane RohlfingMarch 19, 2022