Massive Turnout on Day One of Minneapolis Teachers’ Strike
Over a thousand people including teachers, students and community members showed up to show solidarity on the first day of Minneapolis teachers’ strike. All workers must join them in this fight for racial justice, women’s rights and against defunding public education.
Adnan AhmedMarch 9, 2022
Minneapolis Teachers Strike for Smaller Class Sizes, More Counselors and Higher Wages
Minneapolis teachers went out on strike this morning. They are demanding increased wages, smaller class sizes, mental health support for students, and support and retention of BIPOC teachers.
Tatiana CozzarelliMarch 8, 2022
Teachers Set to Strike on International Women’s Day in the Birthplace of the George Floyd Uprising
Twin Cities teachers are planning to strike on International Women’s Day in the birthplace of the George Floyd uprising. This historic strike highlights the role of the labor movement in Black struggle and feminist struggle.
Adnan AhmedMarch 7, 2022
Twin Cities Educators Discuss Black Struggle and Workplace Militancy
In the context of a possible teachers strike in the Twin Cities, we spoke with three Minnesota educators about the intersection of Black struggle and workplace mobilization.
Adnan AhmedFebruary 21, 2022
16-Year-Old Minneapolis High School Student Speaks Out in Support of a Teachers’ Strike
Teachers in the Twin Cities voted early this morning to go on strike for better wages, student mental health support, and smaller class sizes. A high school student speaks out in support of the teachers.
Left VoiceFebruary 18, 2022
8,000 Educators in Minneapolis and St. Paul Vote to Authorize Historic Strike
Educators in the twin cities just voted to authorize a strike.
Ezra BrainFebruary 18, 2022
“We Are Not Going to Settle For Crap:” Interview with a St. Paul Teacher On the Twin Cities’ Strike Vote
A Saint Paul middle school teacher, who has become famous for sharing videos on Tik Tok about her experience as a teacher, discusses a possible strike of Minneapolis and Saint Paul teachers’ unions to demand better working and learning conditions. If both unions vote to strike it would be their first time ever striking together.
Left VoiceFebruary 17, 2022
Students and Teachers Protest Oakland, California, School Closures with Walkouts and Hunger Strikes
In the midst of the ongoing pandemic, the school board in Oakland, California, has announced they will shutter or merge a long list of schools. It’s another blow against a majority minority city battered under capitalism by gentrification, wealth inequality, and growing homelessness.
Scott CooperFebruary 5, 2022
Lori Lightfoot Forces Educators to Teach in a Snowstorm
"My fellow staff members and I spent 40 minutes digging our cars out of the snow." A Chicago teacher writes about the unsafe conditions that schools are staying open in.
Hala KarimFebruary 3, 2022