Teachers and Students Nationwide Say, “No Cops In Our Schools!”
Teachers and students around the U.S. are beginning to pressure their schools to cut ties with law enforcement. Data from the last several decades shows that cops in schools make students less safe, not more.
Olivia WoodJune 6, 2020
“Shock Doctrine” in Higher Ed: Class Struggle in the Pandemic
With the pandemic and economic downturn, faculty are facing the threat of a “shock therapy” in higher education bringing sweeping changes to their working conditions. To meet this crisis, they need to organize for worker and student control of colleges and universities.
Jason KoslowskiApril 6, 2020
Why Should Teachers Endorse Joe Biden?
They shouldn't. The National Education Association (NEA) has endorsed Joe Biden. The leadership of the teachers' union says Biden has "a deep connection to the work of educators.” A young teacher and NEA member has ten questions about that.
Daniel WerstApril 5, 2020
Union Density Is Down, but Class Struggle Is on the Rise
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report this week showing that union density is down in the United States for 2019. In light of the rise in combative labor struggles across industries over the last several years, what does this trend mean for the labor movement?
Ioan GeorgJanuary 25, 2020
Chicago Teachers are Fighting for Better Schools and Communities
As the Chicago Teachers Strike has entered its 7th day, union leadership and the Chicago Public Schools say that they are close to a deal. We must keep the pressure up to ensure that the striking teachers’ demands are met.
Ezra BrainOctober 25, 2019
National Strike After Death of Two Teachers in Argentina
Ten weeks ago, teachers in Chubut, in southern Argentina, began a strike because the government is refusing to pay them their salaries. On Tuesday, two workers who were returning from a protest were killed in a car accident. As a result of massive outrage, there is a national teachers strike today.
Ana RiveraSeptember 19, 2019
Massachusetts Teachers Union Calls for a Strike to Win Green New Deal
The Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA), representing 110,000 education workers, has called for a strike to curtail climate change through a Green New Deal. This militant initiative shows the way forward: Working people can stop capitalism’s destruction of the planet.
Thaddeus GreeneAugust 6, 2019
Chilean Teachers’ Strike: Seven Weeks and Counting
Teachers across Chile have been on strike for seven weeks now. What are teachers striking for and how has the government responded?
Left VoiceJuly 17, 2019
LA Teachers Strike Ends with New Contract and Mixed Feelings
The LA teacher strike won important gains, with massive protests in the rain and pickets at the majority of schools. However, some teachers have mixed feeling about the process of approving the contract, as well as about the contract itself.
Tatiana CozzarelliJanuary 23, 2019