Education news, analysis, and opinion about labor actions by teachers that close or disrupt schools
Teaching Profession New York City Teachers' Union Threatens Strike Over School Reopenings
The possibility of a strike in New York City's schools grew more distinct this week. Unions are pressing their cases in other districts, too.
Teaching Profession Across the Country, Teachers Rally for Safe Reopenings and Police-Free Schools
A coalition of teachers' unions and progressive groups organized a "National Day of Resistance" to fight against school building reopenings.
Teaching Profession Strikes Are an Option to Force Schools to Reopen Safely, AFT President Says
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten said the union would pursue lawsuits and "safety strikes" if necessary.
School & District Management Teachers Are Scared to Go Back to School. Will They Strike?
In the push to reopen schools, many teachers feel their voices aren't being heard. Will they take lessons from their recent protests and fight to protect their health?
Teaching Profession Florida Ed. Department Threatens to Fire Thousands of Teachers Rallying for Higher Pay
Thousands of teachers, parents, and other supporters are expected to call for higher pay and more school funding—despite threats from the state that participating teachers could lose their jobs.
Federal How Teacher Strikes Could Factor in 2020 Elections
The recent Chicago Teachers Union strike drew attention from Democratic presidential candidates in Illinois, a state won by Democrats in the last White House contest. For 2020, it's possible we could see a twist on that story: big-city teacher strikes in states with less predictable outcomes.
Teaching Profession In Little Rock, Ark., Teachers to Strike for Collective Bargaining Power
Teachers in Little Rock, Ark., will be on the picket lines Thursday for only the second time in the school district's history.
School & District Management Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed (Nov. 13, 2019)
A collection of short news stories from the last week.
Teaching Profession Chicago's Teacher Strike Is Finally Over After 11 Days
The Chicago Teachers Union has reached a deal with the district to make up five of the 11 missed instructional days and end the strike.
Teaching Profession Chicago Teachers Have a Deal With the City, But Will Stay on Strike for 11th Day
The Chicago Teachers Union delegates approved a tentative agreement, but will remain on strike until the mayor agrees they can make up the missed days.
Teaching Profession Chicago Teachers Have Been on Strike for a Week. Here's What's at Stake
Union leaders are holding civil disobedience training sessions as negotiations with the city stall.
School & District Management Chicago Strike: Why Teachers Are on the Picket Lines Once Again
Teachers in the nation's third-largest school system are fighting for salary increases, class-size caps, and a written commitment for more nurses, social workers, and librarians—as well as investments some say are outside the scope of collective bargaining.