Of course, the irony here is that 30 years ago, the Post-Gazette found itself in the midst of a similar strike. And it’s the only reason the Post-Gazette is still around today.
In 2018, a West Virginia teacher’s secret Facebook group sparked a "union renaissance” in the tradition of Mother Jones.
The strike, which helped guide the UAW to prominence in the twentieth century, provides a blueprint for better working conditions and a revival of the middle class.
COVID-19 put a spotlight on worker vulnerability, but creates challenges for traditional in-person organizing tactics.
“It touched everybody all over the country who lived in public housing.” [From "The St. Louis Anthology"]
An excerpt from 55 Strong: Inside the West Virginia Teachers' Strike.
By Scott Atkinson Photograph by Erin Emory This is why I teach. I’m perhaps halfway through my digital stack of [...]