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East Bay Meeting: West Virgina, Arizona & Kentucky Teachers On Their Strikes & The Lessons
by Labor Video Project
Sunday Jun 10th, 2018 9:45 AM
In Oakland, teachers from W. Virginia, Arizona and Kentucky talked about their rebellion, strike and how they organized it.
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Teachers from W. Virginia, Arizona and Kentucky spoke at a forum in Oakland, California on how they organized their strike, the issues that they faced and how they are organizing now. They also discussed the use of communication technology through social media to bring teachers and supporters of public education together and organize them for action.

Teachers from Louisville, Kentucky also discussed the racist attacks on African American students and how that has affected them and the need for the unions to unite with communities against the systemic racism.
The meeting sponsored by the OEA, UESF, UTR, Peralta Federation of Teachers and was held on June 9, 2018.
Additional media:

West Virginia Teachers And The Lessons Of Their State Strike
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CaxlW1NNeokri

At Oakland Meeting:Kentucky Education Worker On The Growing Fight Back & The Attack On Their Pensions
https://youtu.be/LpW9vl-Yzew

The Defense Of Public Education & Privatization With Carlos Taboada
https://youtu.be/zyRX-2I03PA

http://www.sfexaminer.com/sf-schools-protest-sharing-space-charter-schools/

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/11/01/kipp-high-school-petition-denied-by-santa-clara-county-school-board/

Production of Labor Video Project
http://www.laborvideo.org
§Kentucky Teachers And The Fight Against Racism
by Labor Video Project Sunday Jun 10th, 2018 9:45 AM
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Kentucky teachers Tia Edison and Barbara Boyd talked about the conditions of the schools and also the systemic racism against African American students.
§West Virginia Teacher Showed Their Power
by Labor Video Project Sunday Jun 10th, 2018 9:45 AM
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West Virgina teacher Nicole McCormick talked about how they built union and worker power to have a successful strike.
§Panel of Teachers From Strike States and California
by Labor Video Project Sunday Jun 10th, 2018 9:45 AM
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The panel included teachers from W. Virginia, Kentucky and Arizona and union officials from OEA and UTLA.