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February 25, 1985 | Associated Press
Hundreds of teachers protesting the lowest pay in the nation launched wildcat strikes that closed three Mississippi school systems today in the first widespread teacher walkouts in state history. Teachers are demanding a $7,000 salary increase over the next two years to bring their pay up to the Southeastern average. Teacher pay in the state averages $15,971--the lowest average in the nation.
March 4, 1985
Charging the Calipatria School District with unfair labor practices, about half the district's 53 teachers walked off the job in what was believed to be the first such strike in Imperial County history. School officials said classes continued as usual, with substitute teachers, district administrators and teacher aides filling in for the strikers. The teachers and the district have been at an impasse for three months in attempts to negotiate a new contract.
October 21, 1989
I feel it is worthwhile--and necessary--to clarify for the public at least a few examples of incorrect information which appeared recently in two articles on the editorial pages ("Sour Fallout From L.A. Teachers' Bonanza," Sept. 15, written by Supt. Ted Kimbrough and attorney Melanie Lomax from the Compton Unified School District, and a subsequent letter on the same subject, Sept. 30, written by United Teachers-Los Angeles President Wayne Johnson). First, the Kimbrough/Lomax article suggested that teachers have "traditionally" received limited salary increases which equal the state COLA (cost of living)
November 21, 1993
I must take issue with Anthony Herrera's letter of Nov. 14 (Teachers Outside the ABC Unified Strike). I found that The Times' coverage throughout the dispute was quite evenhanded. In fact, if any "sympathetic leaning" was shown it was probably to non-striking teachers and insensitive administrators. Mr. Herrera surely could not have read the "Hard Lessons" article of Oct. 28 where we follow the anguished soul-searching and ruminating of non-striking teacher "Mr. Z" (Ron Ziolkowski.
September 1, 1987 | From Associated Press
Teacher strikes in Detroit and seven other Michigan districts stretched summer vacation for more than 210,000 students today, and thousands of other students were idled by walkouts in Pennsylvania and Washington state. Classes would have started today in Detroit for 193,000 public school pupils. But nearly 7,000 members of the Detroit Federation of Teachers took a voice vote Monday night to reject the school board's contract offer.
September 14, 2012 | By Stephanie Chavez
A tentative deal has been reached between striking Chicago teachers and the city's school district, an agreement likely to end a five-day strike in the nation's third-largest school district and allow classes to resume on Monday, leaders from both sides said. “The heavy lifting is over,” school board President David Vitale said Friday after leaving labor talks. Added Chicago Teachers Union attorney Robert Bloch: “The outlines of an agreement on the major issues” has been reached, the Chicago Tribune reported.
January 5, 1986
I feel I must take strong exception to the commentary by Sharon Hatch ("Money Alone Never Justifies Teachers Strike" Dec. 15). As a teacher who went through the same program as she at San Diego State last year and who is working as a substitute in the San Diego City Schools, I feel I am qualified to respond. It is never money alone that determines whether or not teachers strike. Hatch has missed the point and is fundamentally ignorant of the purposes for teacher strikes and strikes in general.
September 3, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Thousands of unpaid teachers began the Palestinian school year Saturday with a strike that shut down classrooms across the West Bank and Gaza Strip, a backlash that is testing the beleaguered Hamas-led government's ability to survive. "The Hamas government is in a very bad position now," said Awwad Barghouti, who brought his son Saed to the El Bireh high school outside the West Bank town of Ramallah, only to find it closed. "Either it concedes to the international community or it quits."
April 10, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Argentine teachers walked out in a one-day, nationwide strike after a high school chemistry teacher was killed by police last week during a protest over pay in the southern province of Neuquen. In Buenos Aires, workers at banks, hospitals and government offices and in public transportation joined the strike for one hour.
June 3, 1989
Quesada listed some valuable lessons we have all learned from the strike. They were good lessons; however, she failed one. The board has still not caught on to one glaring objective of the teachers. She said teachers can have higher salaries but we would also have to cut the budget in reading programs, textbooks, and school maintenance. That's the major problem with the board's priorities. They start cutting from the wrong end. We want them to "chop from the top." Putting the "fat cats" on a leaner diet won't affect the students.
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