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Barbara Madeloni: Minneapolis Strikers Demand a Living Wage for the Lowest-Paid Educators

Labor is on fire in the Twin Cities. Educators in Minneapolis are wrapping up their second week on strike, and cafeteria workers are poised to join them

Barbara Madeloni: Whatever Happened to ‘Eight Hours for What You Will’?

Instead of fighting within the frame the bosses give us, we should fight for the life we can create beyond that frame

Barbara Madeloni: Teachers Say Students Are Stressed and Fragile

This school began the year 42 educators short. That number has only increased as more teachers leave, exhausted and overwhelmed, or call in sick due to Covid and stressful, unsustainable conditions

Barbara Madeloni: Teachers Strike against a ‘Heartless’ School Board in Biden’s Hometown

It was a long time coming, but when 400 members of the Scranton Federation of Teachers marched out of the school board meeting singing “Solidarity Forever,” they were strike-ready

Barbara Madeloni: Teachers Strike against a ‘Heartless’ School Board in Biden’s Hometown

It was a long time coming, but when 400 members of the Scranton Federation of Teachers marched out of the school board meeting Tuesday night singing “Solidarity Forever,” they were strike-ready.

Barbara Madeloni: Whose Safety? Our Safety

The safety of the community as a whole requires vaccines and vaccine mandates. But conversations about mandates have stumbled over questions about the power of employers and the rights of workers

Barbara Madeloni: Despite Slow Vaccine Rollout, Teachers Are Being Pushed Back Inside

“We need to stop training members to look up, and instead learn to look over their shoulder, toward each other.”

Barbara Madeloni: Unions Are Beginning to Talk About Staving Off a Possible Coup

“Unions should be at the front lines in defense of American democracy and should be prepared to take decisive action if our democratic traditions are threatened.”

Barbara Madeloni: Collective Action Is How We Shake Ourselves Free of Pandemic Isolation

We shake ourselves free from a sense of being beaten by waves of inevitable misery, and we see how we can change the structures that create those waves

Barbara Madeloni: New York City Teachers Work Outdoors after a Co-Worker Tests Positive

When New York City educators were supposed to be in their third day of “professional development” held inside school buildings, teachers and other staffers at a Queens middle school, IS 230, took their work outside.

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