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Branch Meeting – West Virginia teacher’s strike discussion

March 15, 2018 @ 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”:

News reports on the West Virginia strike
Inside the West Virginia teachers’ rebellion:
The teachers united couldn’t be defeated:
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:
UIUC grad workers strike over tuition waivers:
Will Jersey City teachers be next to strike?:


March 15, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm