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“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 Koslowski

April 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 Werst

April 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 Georg

January 25, 2020

10 Reasons to Vote No on the PSC-CUNY Contract

A faculty member at CUNY Lehman College explains why the most recent contract proposed by PSC-CUNY leadership does not satisfy even the most basic demands of CUNY’s rank and file.

Stuart Chen-Hayes

November 14, 2019

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 Brain

October 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 Rivera

September 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 Greene

August 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 Voice

July 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 Cozzarelli

January 23, 2019