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Ontario’s Education Workers Are on Strike

David Bush spring: a magazine of socialist ideas in action
The strike has turned into a class-wide fight over fundamental workers’ rights and the right to fight for a better life.

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Sacramento Teachers Are Striking for Fair Pay and More Student Support

Peter Lucas Jacobin
The Sacramento school district is pleading poverty in the face of demands for more student support and a pay raise to keep up with inflation. Teachers and school workers aren’t buying the district’s excuses and now they’re on strike to make change.

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Despite Slow Vaccine Rollout, Teachers Are Being Pushed Back Inside

Barbara Madeloni Labor Notes
The pressure to reopen school buildings now, rather than wait until all educators have been vaccinated, exemplifies the reckless disregard for educators’ lives that district administrators and politicians have shown throughout the pandemic.

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MTA Calls for Remote Learning Until Building Safety Is Ensured

Massachusetts Teachers Association MTA
Decades of economic policies have allowed the 1 percent to prosper — even increasing their net worth by billions of dollars during the pandemic — while disinvesting in the public good has left almost everyone else behind.

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Strike for Black Lives; Unions and Racial Justice

Martin Belam; Stephanie Luce The Guardian; Organizing Upgrade
SEIU, the Teamsters, AFT, CWA, UFCW, UNITE HERE, ATU and the UFW joined dozens of other labor and community organizations today in a national Strike for Black Lives. Meanwhile, unions are pushing the fight for racial justice beyond resolutions.

Tidbits - June 25, 2020 - Reader Comments: Unite to Defeat Trump; Lynchings, Racial Violence; Trump's Arms Race; When So Many Police are Vets; Teachers Union: Cops Out of Schools; Labor and Police; McCarthyism and Black Freedom Movement; Roy Cohn; more

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Reader Comments: Unite to Defeat Trump; Lynchings, Racial Violence; Trump's Arms Race; Problem When So Many Police are Vets; Teachers Union: Cops Out of Schools; Labor and Police; McCarthyism and Black Freedom Movement; Southern Communists; Roy Cohn;

State of Resistance – California Fights Back

Fred Glass The Stansbury Forum
unhoused man at bus stop At the same moment that Trump was riding his horse Xenophobe through a narrow passageway in the Electoral College to the presidency, California elected only Democrats..., extended progressive tax revenues and ...locked out anti-immigrant policy...
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