Oklahoma and the school strike surge

https://www.workers.org/2018/04/19/oklahoma-and-the-school-strike-surge/

By Workers World staff posted on April 19, 2018

Marching into mass rally at Capitol building in Oklahoma City, April 9, 2018.

Going forward, Oklahoma educators deserve solidarity to consolidate their gains, to make their unions more militant and to confront new efforts by right-wing politicians. Punitive legislative moves include a ballot proposal to reverse the tax increases that the struggle won, as well as anti-strike measures.

But given the historic and continuing stranglehold of big business, purely electoral struggle is not the answer. For education workers, keeping a focus on building independent social and worker power will be decisive.

Education workers’ movement still growing

The Oklahoma actions, like those in West Virginia and Puerto Rico, are inspiring education workers in other localities, including Kentucky, Arizona, Colorado and Wisconsin. https://www.workers.org/2018/04/19/oklahoma-and-the-school-strike-surge/

 

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