Tag Archive: Strikes

Texas AFT stands in solidarity with the Chicago Teachers Union!

  After more than 10 months of frustrating bargaining, over 25,000 Chicago Teachers Union  teachers, clinicians, teaching assistants and support staff are officially on strike as of today. The goal: to win—in writing, in an enforceable contract—learning and working conditions that respect educators and provide Chicago’s students with the schools they deserve. Educators there are fighting for conditions that include...

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Arizona schools closed today as teachers rallied at the state capitol

Thousands of teachers and their advocates have flooded Phoenix today to demand more funding for their schools. It is the third day of a teacher walkout in Arizona that began last Thursday and closed more than 1,000 schools. The governor has agreed to boost teacher pay by 20 percent, but, as Arizona AFT President Ralph Quintana writes in AFT Voices, there...

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