Return of the Strike: A Forum on the Teachers’ Rebellion in the United States

Webber, Jeffery R.; Bhattacharya, Tithi; Blanc, Eric; Doyle Griffiths, Kate and Weiner, Lois. 2018. Return of the Strike: A Forum on the Teachers’ Rebellion in the United States. Historical Materialism, 26(4), pp. 119-163. ISSN 1465-4466 [Article]

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A Forum on the Teachers Rebellion in the United States with Tithi Bhattacharya, Eric Blanc, Kate Doyle Griffiths, Lois Weiner. Edited and introduced by Jeffery R. Webber.

Bringing together leading observers of the 2018 teachers’ strikes in the United States, this forum surveys the origins, character, and trajectory of the rebellion as a whole. We examine the relations between union bureaucracies and the rank and file, the wider political context of the United States, the geography of the strike, immediate and longer-term grievances in the public-education sector, spontaneity and organisation, local cultural contexts and labour histories, strategies and tactics, social reproduction and gender, race and racism, and the potentialities and obstacles facing the movement in the near future.

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teachers, strike, strike wave, education, labour, unions, rank and file, United States

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17 December 2018Published

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08 Feb 2019 09:44

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