The major demands of the teachers who are organized under the Chicago Teachers Union are better pay and benefits, fully staffed schools, smaller classrooms and justice for students and families
In addition to workers affiliated to the Chicago Teachers Union, support staff in schools affiliated with the Service Employees International Union will also join the strike
Chicago Teachers Union leadership said that the recent surge in teachers’ strikes is driven by resistance to more than a decade of austerity and the dire consequences of the push to privatize public education.
Educators in the state reject the lawmakers’ claim that they have prioritized K-12 education in the state budget 2019-2021.
Experts and teachers have repeatedly said that the salary of the teachers in Indiana is comparatively lower than the salary of teachers in the neighboring states.
The new contract includes 11% salary increase over 4 years and a one-time 3% bonus upon ratification. The teachers went on strike on February 21 after almost two years of unfruitful negotiations with authorities
The teachers’ union outrightly rejected the district school board’s proposal for 8% wage hike, and forced the board to postpone a decision on further fund cuts and layoffs
Apart from living wages and smaller classrooms, the members of Oakland Education Association (OEA), are also demanding more support staff and increased overview of chartered schools
The controversial bill, named SB: 451, was set to introduce charter schools in West Virginia for the first time, in a bid to privatize education
The teachers, under the banner of the Denver Class Teachers Association, went on strike on February 11 seeking higher base pay rather than one-time bonuses to ensure greater retention
The strike by the teachers of Denver, seeking fair wages and better support for education, began on February 11. Talks will be held between the Denver Class Teachers Association and Denver Public School authorities on February 13
Ahead of a teachers’ strike in Denver on February 11, Peoples Dispatch talks to the Denver Classroom Teachers Association and the Colorado Education Association on the reasons for the protest and its links to the national educators’ movement