Wednesday August 12, 2020
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BY Meredith Aby-Keirstead | St. Paul, MN | 7/24/20
On July 23 Education Minnesota, which represents 70,000 educators, held a car protest next to the State Capitol to pressure Governor Walz to continue to keep Minnesota schools closed to in-person instruction. Walz is expected to announce his plan for education during the COVID 19 pandemic on July 30.
BY staff | Milwaukee, WI | 6/07/20
On June 6, workers from across the city of Milwaukee joined a labor contingent in support of a rally and march for police accountability.
BY Loretta VanPelt | Minneapolis, MN | 6/03/20
Hundreds gathered outside the Davis Center, the headquarters of the Minneapolis Public Schools, June 2, rallying to end the contract with Minneapolis Police Department. It was announced last Friday that the school board drafted a resolution to do so.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 5/31/20
Around 500 rank-and-file union members and officials from dozens of unions came together at Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman’s house in Southwest Minneapolis, May 31, to demand justice for George Floyd and an end to racist policing.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 5/22/20
Educators at EPIC Academy College Prep who are seeking to join the Chicago Teachers Union celebrated the afternoon of May 18, when the NLRB - the National Labor Relations Board - blocked their employer’s reckless demand that they hold an in-person union election at the school.
BY Richard Berg | Chicago, IL | 5/13/20
I have lived into my sixties without giving really serious thought to 19th century English literature.
BY Thomas Leng | Chicago, IL | 5/10/20
Close to 400,000 students in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) are in their seventh week of remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
BY staff | Tampa, FL | 4/20/20
Florida FRSO members are holding a webinar May 1, May Day, to highlight the struggles taking place during the COVID-19 pandemic.
BY staff | New York, NY | 4/20/20
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday, April 16, that the city will cut $827 million from the department of education budget in the next fiscal year.
BY staff | Los Angeles, CA | 4/20/20
Luis Sifuentes, of the community group Cento CSO states, "Due to the pandemic and Stay At Home order in Los Angeles, Centro CSO is organizing this year's May Day as a car caravan through Boyle Heights with our demands: Jail killer cops, defend public education, and legalization for all - along with demands for hazard pay, better protections for workers in the front lines during this pandemic and expand COVID-19 testing in Black and brown communities."
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