IGD LA: Mass Teacher’s Strike Kicks Off

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Over 30,000 union teachers and staffers in the second largest school district in the US went on strike today. The strike began with pickets at schools in the morning and then a mass march later in the day. Check out our roundup of the action from people on the ground below, and be sure to follow the hashtag, #UTLAStrike. Solidarity with the strike is also high, with many students not showing up for school in solidarity and people hitting the streets to march with teachers.

The LA teacher’s strike comes at a time during growing anger at the Trump administration for a manufactured crisis at the US/Mexico border that has led to the current government shut down. The shut down has led to sick out actions from TSA workers and talk of strikes from other sectors. If these various groups of workers are able to link up and take their struggles into their own hands, pushing back against bureaucrats and Democratic Party officials seeking to manage the situation, is anyone’s guess.


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