Teacher strikes’ focuses shift from pay to ‘the common good’

January 30, 2019


Teachers’ efforts to “bargain for the common good” — an approach also known as social unionism — is not new, though it is gaining momentum. This approach was used in bargaining agreements in Chicago as early as 2012, in Los Angeles in 2016 and again this January. and And as charter schools in Chicago are pondering a strike to push for more classroom resources, smaller class sizes and more support staff — in addition to higher pay for teachers and teacher assistants — this shifted mindset could make yet another appearance.

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