Tag: strike

Chicago Teachers Union Headed for a Strike

Four years ago we covered the successful teachers strike in Chicago.  It looks like they are headed there again this fall.  You can take a look here at WBEZ in Chicago’s helpful graphic on the issues at stake along with the fuzzy math that the district is using to attack teachers with. Also, I will …

PJSTA In Solidarity With Striking Verizon Workers

Today the PJSTA dropped off two cases of water on ice for striking Verizon workers picketing along Middle Country Road in front of the Verizon Wireless store at Smith Haven Mall. The workers, members of the Communications Workers of America union, are on the 45th day of their strike.

The CTU’s One-Day Strike

Today Chicago’s teachers waged a one-day strike.  The strike was not just for a new contract, but for a just public education system for the city’s students.  There are a couple of essential pieces to read regarding the strike.  I’ll link to each and share excerpts from them below.  First, check out this startling picture …

MaryEllen Elia Launches Attack on Buffalo Teachers

Via the Buffalo News… In one of her most significant actions as state education commissioner, MaryEllen Elia has granted Buffalo Superintendent Kriner Cash unprecedented power to make changes at the district’s most struggling schools, bypassing the teachers union contract. Those changes could include a longer school day and year, required teacher training and more control …

SEA Strike Suspended

The strike in Seattle appears to be over as their Representative Assembly approved the tentative agreement brought forth by their bargaining team.  The SEA membership will assemble on Sunday for a ratification vote. Details of the agreement as per the SEA Facebook account… Congratulations to our sisters and brothers in Seattle on this agreement!