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February 5, 1985
Attendance at Irvine Unified schools was down 10% to 20% today, but school district officials said no serious problems resulted from a one-day teachers' strike called to protest stalled contract renegotiations. Irvine Teachers Assn. officials estimated that 550 of the district's 750 teachers took part in the walkout, but Supt. A. Stanley Corey said more than enough substitutes were on hand to conduct all scheduled classes.
Teachers union representatives walked out of contract negotiations Monday with the Orange Unified School District, all but ensuring that a two-day walkout will begin Wednesday as planned. In a related development, a Superior Court judge has dismissed a $75-million class-action lawsuit filed against the school district on behalf of retired teachers. Representatives of the 1,500-member Orange Unified Education Assn.
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)
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.
September 15, 2012 | Teresa Watanabe
They're both large, urban school districts under fire from teachers unions for pushing to incorporate student test scores into instructors' evaluations. But few observers expect tensions over performance reviews to ignite a strike in Los Angeles, as it did in Chicago, because of myriad differences in conditions surrounding the two cities' school districts. Chicago teachers and the school district reached a tentative agreement Friday after a five-day strike by 26,000 instructors.
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."
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