Chicago charter teachers win strike for higher pay, smaller classes

Vol. 82/No. 48 - December 24, 2018
Teachers picket Acero charter schools in Chicago Dec. 4 during victorious five-day strike. Teachers won smaller class sizes, pay raises, better working conditions and prohibition against Acero giving out information on immigration status of students, teachers and families.

CHICAGO — Teachers and staff at Acero charter schools here celebrated a victory Dec. 9 after a five-day strike. “Today our students and families have won — bottom line,” Chicago Teachers Union staff member Andy Cooks told the gathering. A…

Washington state teachers strike over pay, conditions

Vol. 82/No. 34 - September 17, 2018

LONGVIEW, Wash. — Members of the Longview Education Association went on strike Aug. 23 as the school board here has refused to grant the wage increases teachers are demanding. “This is a union town. We have had firefighters, longshore workers…

Los Angeles teachers rally for contract, win support

Vol. 82/No. 23 - June 11, 2018
Thousands of teachers and their supporters rallied in Los Angeles May 24. Members of United Teachers Los Angeles have worked without a contract for a year. Their demand for increased funding mirrors that of other school workers’ actions around the country.

LOS ANGELES — “Arm me with a fair contract!” read placards held by several thousand members of United Teachers Los Angeles and their supporters in a union-organized rally of 4,000 here May 24. The L.A. teachers fight for a contract…

Teachers’ protests point way forward for workers

‘We can change things,’ say N. Carolina teachers
Vol. 82/No. 22 - June 4, 2018
20,000-strong protest May 16 in Raleigh, North Carolina, drew broad working-class solidarity.

RALEIGH, N.C. — “We did it! Who would have thought we could? But we can change things,” Jameel Williams, a teacher from Vance County who joined over 20,000 other teachers, school workers and their supporters to protest at the state…

Teacher victory in Pueblo is victory for all workers

Colorado win spurs teachers’ fight in N. Carolina
Vol. 82/No. 21 - May 28, 2018
Teachers, students, supporters march 20,000-strong in Raleigh, North Carolina’s capital, May 16, part of teacher uprisings in West Virginia, Kentucky, Arizona and Colorado.

PUEBLO, Colo. — Teachers and paraprofessionals here voted up new contracts May 12-13 by a big majority. They had mounted a spirited and popular five-day strike, picketing schools, marching in protests across the city and rallying in front of the…

Teachers, school workers walk out in Pueblo contract struggle

Vol. 82/No. 20 - May 21, 2018

PUEBLO, Colo. — “Get up! Get down! Pueblo is a union town,” chanted hundreds of people May 7 as they rallied outside the offices of Pueblo City Schools District 60, the first day of a strike by school workers here.…

Back teachers, join Socialist Workers Party campaign!

Vol. 82/No. 20 - May 21, 2018

The following statement was issued, May 9 by John Studer, Socialist Workers Party national campaign director. After three decades of retreats something new is happening in the labor movement. With courage and determination teachers are showing in practice the capacities…

Support teachers’ fight in Arizona, Colorado!

Build solidarity with walk-ins, protests, strikes
Vol. 82/No. 18 - May 7, 2018
“Walk-in” by teachers in Mesa April 25, one of hundreds across Arizona in last few weeks. Actions are part of effort to build broad social movement as part of fight for school funds.

SUPERIOR, Ariz. — “My coach wears her ‘RedforEd’ T-shirt every day and wants to go on strike,” Korinna Romero, a player on the high school softball team here and the daughter of one of the area’s many copper miners, told…