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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!
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