TEACHERS HIT THE STRIKE ROAD AGAIN AS LOW WAGES AND POOR WORK CONDITION PREVAILS
News by Editorial Team 28 Feb 2019
Teacher strike is back again with its version 2.0 and oversized classroom, low pay, old textbooks, lack of support staff, underfunding and a high teacher turnover rates are some of the major areas of discontent among the teaching fraternity. 2018 saw a surge in US labor movement and following a similar route 2019 has so far seen strikes in Los Angeles, Oakland, Denver, Virginia, and West Virginia. The results of this strike have swung in favor of teachers in terms of better work conditions and pay. The union-led strike comes despite the 2018 Supreme Court ruling in the Janus case that stated that non-union members in the public sector are not obliged to pay union fees. However, it seems like the teachers’ union has dodged the bullet in this case and are conduction successful strikes.