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WHY U.S. TEACHERS ARE ON STRIKE
And How They're Winning
Kim Kelly - March 2019

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STRONG UNIONS AND COMMUNITIES
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November 2019

BEYOND NAFTA 2.0
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TRADE UNIONS AND JUST TRANSITION
Sean Sweeney and John Treat
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Following 20 months of stalled contract negotiations, on January 14 over 30,000 teachers in L.A., the second-largest school system in the country, went out on strike. This milestone protest took special significance not only for its sheer size, but for the part it played in the growing wave of teachers and other educational workers across the country, who have been standing up for themselves—and their students—via collective action.

In this new piece for RLS–NYC, labor columnist Kim Kelly presents us with a recap of the recent upsurge of protests that are sweeping the American education system in many states, gaining victories for workers and support from communities. According to the author, 2019 it’s already proving to be an incredibly important year for organized labor in the US. By fighting so hard for themselves and for future generations, America’s teachers have shown the rest of the labor movement—and the world—that there is still great power in a union, and we are always stronger together.

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Other publications in "The Future of Labor"

STRONG UNIONS AND COMMUNITIES
Katja Voigt and Aaron Eisenberg
November 2019

BEYOND NAFTA 2.0
Ethan Earle, Manuel Pérez-Rocha, and Scott Sinclair, eds.
July 2019

TRADE UNIONS AND JUST TRANSITION
Sean Sweeney and John Treat
April 2018

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THE US-CHINA TRADE WAR

As the US-China Trade War has accelerated, the left has lacked consensus on how to analyze and perceive this critical issue. In this timely publication, Tobita Chow and Jake Werner provide essential context and background for the trade war, showcase the effects of trade war in both countries, and offer a progressive internationalist alternative for the left to promote a solidaristic answer to the rising tensions in the US,......
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