Temple University Rank and Filers Release Palestine Solidarity Statement
Rank and filers at Temple University in Philly are demanding their union local and national fight to end all support for Israel and join the cause of Palestinian workers.
Jason KoslowskiAugust 3, 2021
States Are Attacking the Teaching of Racism. Where Are the Teachers Unions?
Republicans are trying to stop teachers from teaching the true, racist history of the United States. But our union leaders won’t take a real stand. To fight back, we’ll need to organize in our unions to take action — from the bottom up.
Jason KoslowskiJune 24, 2021
Graduate Workers of Columbia Reject Tentative Agreement in Historic Vote
The Graduate Workers of Columbia are the first graduate student union ever to reject a tentative agreement with their university. Student workers at other universities should take lessons from the successes of the strong fighting stance they have taken against the wishes of the union bureaucracy.
Olivia WoodMay 4, 2021
Columbia Graduate Workers Organize to Vote No on Proposed Contract
Graduate student workers at Columbia will soon be voting on whether to accept a proposal for their first union contract. But the proposed contract sells out almost all of their demands.
Olivia WoodApril 20, 2021
Andrew Yang: Anti-Union Warrior for School Privatization
Andrew Yang, known for his short-lived 2020 presidential run, is one of the leading candidates for November’s mayoral race in New York City. Despite his supposedly progressive leanings, his support of charter schools and school choice, and his hostility toward teachers unions, reveal his alignment with the capitalist status quo.
Emma LeeApril 9, 2021
Columbia Grad Students On Strike for a Living Wage
Graduate student workers at Columbia University walked off the job yesterday, demanding pay raises and improved health care. Read our report from the picket line.
Olivia WoodMarch 16, 2021
Biden is Forcing Schools to Administer Standardized Tests During a Pandemic
The Biden administration is forcing schools to administer standardized tests in the midst of the global pandemic. Last year, Donald Trump waived these tests due to the coronavirus.
Maria AurelioFebruary 23, 2021
Reflections on Teaching When Your Classroom is 30 Degrees
I take pride in continuing to show up, open the windows, and teach as best I can. Also, it’s freezing.
K.S. MehtaFebruary 14, 2021
“A Victory for Us Will Be a Victory for All Workers”: Interview with Chicago Teacher on the Brink of Strike
Teachers in Chicago are fighting against the city’s plans to force them back to in-person learning despite unsafe conditions. Left Voice spoke to one of the teachers in the middle of the struggle about their experience and why it is important that workers across the country support Chicago teachers in this struggle.
Left VoiceJanuary 29, 2021
Dangerous Working Conditions: Teachers in the Midwest Speak Out
As the pandemic surges to record numbers in the Midwest, education workers are speaking out against state officials that are putting their lives at risk.
Mike LeeNovember 19, 2020