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  • LA teachers union postpone their strike until Monday!

    The union representing teachers in Los Angeles has postponed the start of a possible strike until Monday because of uncertainty over whether a judge would order a delay. United Teachers Los Angeles previously said its 35,000 members would walk off the job Thursday. But a judge is considering whether...
  • Inmates strike in over 20 cities at one time!

    Shutterstock Jailbirds in at least 21 cities, including in the Big Apple, will go on strike Tuesday over prison conditions they’re comparing to “modern slavery.” During the 19-day strike — from Aug. 21 to Sept. 9 — inmates plan to refuse to work, organize sit-ins and in some cases...
  • Teachers who led strikes now turning focus to elections

    PHOENIX (AP) – As they packed up their protest signs and returned to the classroom to finish out the school year, thousands of teachers in North Carolina turned their attention to a different fight: the midterm elections. Their counterparts in Arizona, Oklahoma and West Virginia are already waging a...
  • Arizona teachers walk out of their poorly equipped classrooms

    Phoenix, Arizona (CNN)When Elisabeth Milich posted her pay stub on Facebook, she was completely unprepared for the viral stir. A few mean people insulted her makeup. Others accused her of whining. After all – she chose a career in education and gets summers off. What did she expect? But...
  • President Trump threatens Syria strike, cancels summit travel

    After threatening a military strike against Syria, President Donald Trump on Tuesday cancelled plans to travel to South America later this week, choosing to stay in the United States to manage the response to an apparent chemical weapons attack. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday that Trump...
  • Kentucky, Oklahoma teachers join campaign for higher pay

    The state Capitol in Kentucky filled with teachers protesting pension changes and demanding generous school funding Monday, and thousands of Oklahoma educators walked out of classrooms in the latest wave of teacher rebellion in some Republican-led states over education cuts. The demonstrations were inspired by West Virginia, where teachers...
  • Women strike, protest as the world marks Int’l Women’s Day

    MADRID (AP) – Women across Europe and Asia shouted their demands for equality, respect and empowerment Thursday to mark International Women’s Day, with protesters in Spain launching a 24-hour strike and crowds of demonstrators filling the streets of Manila, Seoul and New Delhi. Spanish women were staging dozens of protests...
  • Back to school: West Virginia teachers return to classroom

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – At Stonewall Jackson Middle School in West Virginia, students filed past a sign that read: “Welcome back, let’s roll.” It’s been nine school days without class. Students returned Wednesday to Stonewall Jackson and other schools across West Virginia, a day after the state’s teachers wangled a...
  • West Virginia House approves raises to end teacher strike

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s House approved a 5 percent pay raise negotiated by Gov. Jim Justice to end a walkout by West Virginia teachers though schools in all of its 55 counties planned to stay closed Thursday. House approval 98-1 of the proposed raise came Wednesday evening. The...