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Feb 24, 2018, 12:25pm EST
  • November 1, 2019

    The 11-day teachers strike in Chicago paid off

    It got more than $30 million extra spending for public schools.

  • October 17, 2019

    Teacher strikes are changing. The Chicago walkout proves it.

    They’re about much more than pay raises.

  • March 4, 2019

    Oakland teachers return to class after 7-day strike. Here’s what they won — and lost.

    The district doubled teachers’ pay raises, for starters.

  • February 21, 2019

    Thousands of Oakland teachers just went on strike. They want more than a pay raise.

    They’re also demanding more support staff, smaller class sizes, and more oversight of charter schools.

  • February 19, 2019

    West Virginia teachers are on strike again. Here’s why.

    This time, it’s not about pay raises.

  • February 18, 2019

    Teachers are leading a national workers’ revolt. Oakland may be next.

    "We’ve had it."

  • February 14, 2019

    The Denver teachers strike is over. They won.

    Denver teachers snagged $23 million in pay raises during a three-day strike.

  • February 13, 2019

    A record number of US workers went on strike in 2018

    Working-class Americans haven’t been this fed up with their employers since the 1980s.

  • February 11, 2019

    Denver teachers are striking for the first time in 25 years

    Here’s why.

  • January 22, 2019

    The LA teachers strike may be over. Here’s the tentative deal.

    Teachers would get a pay raise and smaller classes after their week-long strike.

  • November 12, 2018

    Democrat Richard Ojeda, a champion of West Virginia’s teachers, says he is running for president

    He just lost a congressional race for West Virginia’s Third District.

  • August 21, 2018

    How a red state might hike taxes on the rich to give teachers a raise

    A ballot question will let Arizona voters decide if they want to raise taxes on the top 1 percent for the first time in 50 years.

  • June 26, 2018

    Oklahoma teachers went on strike. Nearly 100 of them are now running for office to unseat Republican lawmakers.

    They are going after the state lawmakers who didn’t want to give teachers a raise.

  • May 23, 2018

    Mitch McConnell’s Republican ally in Kentucky just lost his seat to a math teacher with no political experience

    Teachers are channeling their anger over school funding into a political revolt.

  • May 23, 2018

    Schumer, Pelosi unveil plan to give teachers a raise — by rolling back Trump’s tax cuts for the rich

    Congressional Democrats promise $100 billion in new school funding, paid for by reversing tax cuts for the rich.

  • May 9, 2018

    Richard Ojeda’s West Virginia primary win gives Democrats their best chance to turn coal country blue

    The teachers strike in West Virginia pushed Ojeda into the national spotlight.

  • May 8, 2018

    Richard Ojeda, a champion of West Virginia’s teachers, could flip a House seat for Democrats

    Ojeda is counting on Trump voters to send a pro-labor Democrat to Congress.

  • May 8, 2018

    Your state’s teachers are underpaid. Find out by how much.

    It’s not just West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Arizona: Teacher salaries have been stagnant or falling for years.

  • May 8, 2018

    Republicans are giving raises to striking teachers — and making the middle class pay for them

    Tax hikes in Arizona, Oklahoma, and other states will burden middle- and low-income workers.

  • April 27, 2018

    The bizarre right-wing campaign to discredit striking Arizona teachers

    Is it really a protest about school funding? Or do teachers have more sinister motives?

  • April 26, 2018

    Arizona teacher walkout: how 3 decades of tax cuts suffocated public schools

    In seven charts.

  • April 24, 2018

    Most Republicans and Democrats agree that American teachers need a raise

    And a majority of Americans are even willing to pay more taxes for it.

  • April 23, 2018

    Colorado Republican lawmakers want to punish striking teachers with jail time.

    Teachers who walk out of class could also face up to $500 a day in fines.

  • April 16, 2018

    Kentucky governor apologizes (sort of) for saying teachers strike led to sexual assault of children

    He also claimed that "somewhere ... a child was physically harmed or ingested poison" because of the strike.

  • April 13, 2018

    Arizona’s governor promises to give teachers a pay raise in effort to avert a strike

    He just doesn’t know where the money will come from yet.

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