Striking Denver teachers reached a tentative contract agreement this morning. Though they did not achieve all of their demands, Denver’s educators have wrested important gains from school privatizers — and shown once again the power of teachers withholding their labor.
Eric Blanc writes on labor movements past and present. Formerly a high school teacher in the Bay Area, he is the author of Red State Revolt: The Teachers' Strike Wave and Working-Class Politics.
A public education strike wave continues to sweep the country. Today, it’s the turn of Denver teachers to fight back against the privatizers.
There are many good reasons to oppose Cory Booker’s bid for the presidency. One of the main ones is his long-standing drive to destroy public education.
Republican legislators are trying to crush the teachers' insurgency where it began — West Virginia. But the state's teachers are preparing to strike again to stop them.
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To win their walkouts for better pay and better schools, educators are defying court injunctions and district-organized strikebreaking across Washington state.
The nationwide teachers' strikes are a reminder that the working class is still the most powerful agent for radical change.
Arizona has long been ground zero for school privatization. Striking educators now have a chance to turn back the tide.
Educators in Arizona are walking out today to demand better pay and full school funding. It will likely be the largest and most dramatic education strike yet.
The victory in West Virginia and the impasse in Oklahoma raise important questions for the Left. Drawing out the strategic lessons of these strikes is crucial for the fights ahead.
A century ago, Oklahoma had the strongest socialist movement in the US. Today, there are signs it's being reborn.
Oklahoma schools have been closed more than a week. But faced with Republican intransigence, the strike has now reached a critical turning point.
On Monday, schools will be shut down across Oklahoma as rank-and-file teachers look to build on the momentum of the West Virginia strike.
West Virginia’s historic wildcat strike has the potential to change everything.
An update from West Virginia, where it's virtually certain the strike will continue on Monday.
Without the bold initiative of a core of deeply rooted, radical teachers, there would be no strike in West Virginia right now.
Minnesota’s Farmer-Labor Party, the most successful labor party in US history, is rich in lessons for challenging the two-party system.