After West Virginia, teachers’ strikes all over the USA?

This video from the USA says about itself:

West Virginia Teachers’ Strike May Soon Sweep The Nation

20 March 2018

West Virginia may just be the beginning. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down.

“Teachers from numerous Kentucky school districts are preparing to rally at the state capitol Wednesday to protect their pensions against proposed cuts, just one week after Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (Republican) blasted them as “selfish” and “ignorant.”

Several Eastern Kentucky school districts plan to close to accommodate teachers attending the rally, which is expected to draw hundreds of public school employees to Frankfort. Wednesday’s rally is the latest in the weeks-long fight against Senate Bill 1, a measure that would cut retired teachers’ yearly cost-of-living raises from 1.5 percent to 1 percent, an effort to save the state’s ailing pension system. The decrease would remain in effect until the Kentucky Teacher’s Retirement System is 90 percent funded and, as the Lexington Herald-Leader reports, it would result in a loss in income of more than $65,000 for the average teacher.”

Read more here.

See also here.

The number of workers participating in strike action in the US during 2018 reached the highest level in 32 years, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report issued Friday morning in Washington. The figures document the rise in the class struggle in the course of the year, spearheaded by public school teachers who rebelled against their unions and carried out statewide strikes in West Virginia, Oklahoma and Arizona: here.

WEST VIRGINIA SENATE BATTLES TEACHERS AGAIN West Virginia teachers successfully went on strike in February to protest a bill that would open up the state to charter schools and help students pay for alternatives the public education system. Earlier this month, the state Senate passed two similar bills, but made it harder for the educators to strike. [HuffPost]

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