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Branch Meeting – West Virginia teacher’s strike discussion

March 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-5

This week, we’re going to be talking about the recent successful West Virginia teacher’s strike. At a time when the US labor movement has never been weaker, this wildcat strike demonstrates the continuing relevance and power of strike action. A list of articles about this and other strikes in the US are below. We’ll also be discussing the last chapter from Meaning of Marxism by Paul D’Amato. All are welcome!

Political Analysis
A working-class revolt in “Trump country”: https://socialistworker.org/2018/03/06/a-working-class-revolt-in-trump-country

News reports on the West Virginia strike
Inside the West Virginia teachers’ rebellion: https://socialistworker.org/2018/03/05/inside-the-west-virginia-teachers-rebellion
The teachers united couldn’t be defeated: https://socialistworker.org/2018/03/07/the-teachers-united-couldnt-be-defeated
How teachers resisted a disappointing deal: https://socialistworker.org/2018/03/05/how-teachers-resisted-a-disappointing-deal

Strikes around the US
Teachers in West Virginia went on strike — and won. Now, teachers in other states may follow their lead: https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/09/us/teachers-union-movement/index.html
UIUC grad workers strike over tuition waivers: https://socialistworker.org/2018/02/27/uiuc-grad-workers-strike-over-tuition-wavers
Will Jersey City teachers be next to strike?: https://socialistworker.org/2018/03/08/will-jersey-city-teachers-be-next-to-strike

Details

Date:
March 15
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/784175275101532