NYC
2019
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
LLC 122
Timeslot: 
Session 5: Sunday June 30th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
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Description/Abstract of your Event: 

A spectre is haunting the USA: the first strike wave in over four neoliberal decades. West Virginia, Oklahoma, Arizona, Los Angeles, and Oakland teachers have walked off their jobs and shut down schools to demand better pay, more funding for students, a reversal of privatization, and an end to years of austerity. More recently, slowdowns and a threatened strike by flight attendants and airport screeners ended the government shutdown. Join us for a conversation about the lessons and prospects of this historic upsurge for educators, unionists, and radicals.

Participants

NYC teacher and organizer with MORE, the rank-and-file social justice caucus of the United Federation of Teachers.

Writer for Jacobin and The Nation. Author of Red State Revolt: The Teachers' Strike Wave and Working-Class Politics (Verso 2019).

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Jia is a teacher in New York City and a leader in MORE, the rank-and-file social justice caucus in the United Federation of Teachers.