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How to Resolve the Chicago Teachers Strike? Tax the Rich.

Amisha Patel and Nathan Ryan In These Times
The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) is bringing a holistic approach to bargaining to benefit both their members and students. This means bringing common good demands such as affordable housing and sanctuary schools into the contract negotiations...

Tidbits - Oct. 17, 2019 - Reader Comments: Impeachment and Rule of Law; Sanders, Warren and Trolls; Biden corruption; Chicago Teachers Strike; Turkey, Kurds, Syria; "Glass Floor"; Housing; Stopping Workplace Sexual Harassment; Announcements

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Reader Comments: Impeachment and Rule of Law; Sanders, Warren and Trolls; Biden and corruption; Chicago Teachers Strike; Turkey, Kurds, Syria; "Glass Floor"; Housing; Puerto Rico; Resource: Stopping Workplace Sexual Harassment; Announcements (lots)

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Why the Labor Movement Has Failed - And How to Fix It

Sarita Gupta, Stephen Lerner and Joseph A McCartin Boston Review
Traditional worker organizing has failed on every level. But??new approaches are finding success, pointing the way to a more just future. This essay will be featured in a Boston Review forum - check back to read the responses.

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California Teachers on the March: An Interview with Joel Jordan

Johanna Brenner Solidarity
Joel Jordan is a retired teacher activist who spent many years organizing with the Los Angeles teachers’ union (UTLA) before relocating to Oakland where he helps coordinate the California Alliance for Community Schools.

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'Roll Up Your Sleeves': At a Dark Time for U.S. Unions, This Woman Sees Hope

Mike Elk The Guardian
“If you look at the strongest unions today, they are our public sector education unions and these are unions that by and large are made up of women with women leaders,” says Lily Eskelsen García, the National Education Association president. “We aren’t not sitting by and accepting the status quo.”

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What’s Behind the Teachers’ Strikes

Ellen David Friedman Dollars and Sense
To understand the insurgency, we need to look at economics, and at political economy specifically. But we especially need a labor-movement analysis.
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