The Radical Organizing That Paved the Way for LA’s Teachers’ Strike

https://www.thenation.com/article/los-angeles-teachers-strike-utla-organizing-solidarity/

In 2014, a progressive Union Power caucus took over UTLA—and that has made all the difference.

Jimenez organizes with Students Deserve, a grassroots group that has been inspired by Black Lives Matter’s divest/invest framework and is part of what she says is a different way of thinking about a labor-community alliance. It’s an approach, she says, that gives parents and students a real voice rather than treating them as junior partners.

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Thousands of teachers marched and rallied in downtown Los Angeles, December 15, 2018. (AP Photo / Damian Dovarganes)

 

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