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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 Pappas

March 23, 2022

Minneapolis Teachers in the Pandemic: “No Student Should Receive a Failing Grade”

The following letter was written by Minneapolis educators in January 2022 as teachers were entering grades for students for the Fall semester. Teachers are calling on others not to give any student a failing grade

Enitan Yarbrough

March 18, 2022

“We Got Your Back”: Student Protest in Solidarity with Teachers Strike

Students organized a march and sit in in solidarity with Minneapolis educators.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

March 16, 2022

“I’ve Never Felt So Powerful”: On the Picket Line of the Minneapolis Educator Strike

Minneapolis teachers enter week 2 of their strike. The atmosphere is electric and teachers are fighting to win. It's a strike for not only teachers, but for the whole community. And in the home of the George Floyd uprising, it is a struggle for Black lives.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

March 15, 2022

International Solidarity with Minneapolis Teachers Strike

Teachers and other workers from our sister sites in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico show their solidarity with the Minneapolis teachers and other education workers who are on strike.

Left Voice

March 15, 2022

Starbucks Workers Strike Over Unfair Labor Practices

Denver Starbucks workers are fighting to unionize. The company has cut their hours, issued warnings, and spied on them.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

March 14, 2022

No Money for Educators, but Minnesota Funds the Police

On Tuesday, March 8, Minneapolis education workers went on strike for living wages, smaller class sizes, and hiring teachers of color. While they have been told consistently that there isn’t enough money to pay educational support workers higher wages, the police budget continues to balloon.

Daniel Alfonso

March 13, 2022

The Minneapolis Teachers’ Strike Is a Struggle for Black Lives

The Minneapolis teachers’ strike is the largest strike in the U.S. right now — and it’s an anti-racist class struggle.

Adnan Ahmed

March 11, 2022

It’s Time for AFT’s Leaders to Support the Minneapolis Strike

The outcome of the Minneapolis strike of education workers will ripple across the labor movement. Now is the time for the AFT’s leaders to throw the full weight of the union behind the strikers.

Jason Koslowski

March 10, 2022