TEACHERS STRIKE IN LOS ANGELES

Press Release 778

                                     AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL FOR THE DEFENCE OF GOVERNMENT

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PRESS RELEASE 778

TEACHERS STRIKE IN LOS ANGELES

It takes a lot for teachers and nurses to go on strike. As the caring professions, it is so easy to blackmail them with the ‘professional’ shibboleth.

In Australia it was not until the 1960s that teachers went on strike. It took until the 1980s for nurses.

But in Trump’s America, in the nation’s largest school strike, 30,000 Los Angeles public school teachers have walked out.

Close to 30,000 Los Angeles-based teachers took to the streets on Monday 14 January 2019 in the newest wave of educator activism. The strike affected half a million students

This is the largest school strike in the nation’s second-largest school district.

The Huffington Post reported that the strike followed months of failed negotiations between the Los Angeles Unified School District and the teachers union, United Teachers Los Angeles, to reach a deal for smaller class sizes, and increased support staff along with pay raises,

What. On the surface, is the strike about

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