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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 Cozzarelli

March 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 Ahmed

March 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 Ahmed

February 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 Voice

February 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 Brain

February 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 Voice

February 17, 2022

Seattle Educators Rally for a “Thriving Wage”

Teachers and librarians at Seattle Colleges in AFT local 1789 are fighting for a “Thriving Wage,” open negotiations, and a democratic and transparent union.

Steve Leigh

February 11, 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 Cooper

February 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 Karim

February 3, 2022