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B&G Wed, May 1: Teachers on Strike! A Model for Labor

on Thu, 04/25/2019 - 11:25am
05/01/2019 - 7:00pm

7 pm, Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Legacy Books and Cafe, 5249 Delmar (near Union) St. Louis MO 63108

* Tamala TurnerIndustrial Workers of the World

Cris MannAmerican Federation of Teachers, Local 691

Dennis F. Shultz, St. Louis Socialists

David May, International Marxist Tendency

Barbara ChicherioGreen Party, former National Education Assoc member [moderator]

In February 2018, 20,000 school employees walked out in West Virginia. At least 20,000 more walked out in Oklahoma. Then 40,000 teachers left work in Arizona. Teacher walkouts followed in Colorado, Kentucky & North Carolina. By 2019 Los Angeles & Oakland saw school walkouts.

What issues besides pay are important for teachers? What other school workers should be included in teachers' demands? How is privatization threatening public employees? Can workers win if their union & Democrats fail to support job actions? What is it like to teach school in Missouri? What anti-labor bills are before the Missouri legislature? Hear what school workers need to know about labor history and what the "Workers Rights Are Human Rights" project can teach them. Who was Lucy Parsons? For more info call 314-727-8554