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The Case For A National General Strike Protesting Trump’s Heartless Shutdown
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The Case For A National General Strike Protesting Trump’s Heartless Shutdown

Editor’s Note: The following article appeared at Solon.com and is posted here courtesy of the author. It is hard to understate the utter disdain and contempt being shown by President Donald Trump toward the 800,000 federal workers whose lives he has upended with the government shutdown.

L.A. Schools Hire 400 ‘Scabstitutes’ as Teachers’ Strike Looms
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L.A. Schools Hire 400 ‘Scabstitutes’ as Teachers’ Strike Looms

LOS ANGELES, Calif.—With the United Teachers Los Angeles union planning to strike Jan. 10, the Los Angeles Unified School District has hired 400 “substitutes” to keep schools open. “We have hired substitutes, we have made plans as to alternate curriculums for days that there is a strike,” Superintendent Austin Beutner said Dec. 27. “It is…

Arizona Teachers Slam Bill That Could Ban ‘#RedForEd’ Shirts
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Arizona Teachers Slam Bill That Could Ban ‘#RedForEd’ Shirts

TUCSON, Ariz.—A proposed state law that would bar public and charter school teachers from discussing “political, ideological, or religious” issues in class has drawn sharp opposition from Arizona teachers. The bill, introduced in late December by state Rep. Mark Finchem, a Republican from the Tucson suburbs, would allow districts to fire teachers for introducing “controversial”…

PSC-CUNY Mounts Blockade; 17 Arrested In Demo For Fair Contract, Funding
Education, Features, Law and Politics, New York

PSC-CUNY Mounts Blockade; 17 Arrested In Demo For Fair Contract, Funding

New York, NY – Leaders of PSC-CUNY, [Professional Staff Congress] led a rally and blockade on Monday, December 10, outside Baruch College in Manhattan, demanding a fair contract and sufficient funding. During a meeting of the CUNY Board of Trustees, hundreds of CUNY faculty and staff chanted, “CUNY Trustees, do your job! Demand the funding CUNY…

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