“I am constantly looking for casuals. There are times when I have to cold call 40 different people to cover a class. I’m not looking at their CVs anymore, if they have approval to teach, that is good enough.”
“I needed to use this to make a stand against the system we have in place”
LAUSD high school valedictorian rips into the erosion of public education in graduation speech, sparking mass support
Reporters with the World Socialist Web Site spoke with Axel Brito about his impassioned speech which has been viewed nearly 3 million times on social media.
With tensions among educators at “boiling point,” union bureaucrats desperately attempted to channel workers’ anger into plaintive appeals to the state government.
Education workers are determined to resist the government’s push for contracts that will further slash workers’ real wages, enshrine billions in planned budget cuts, and keep schools open for in-class instruction amid continuing waves of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Stop the closure of the Ford Saarlouis plant! Stop the works council manoeuvres! No step-by-step job reductions! For the international unity of all Ford workers in defence of all jobs!
Our closest allies are our fellow Ford workers in Valencia, Cologne, Craiova, Istanbul, the USA, and, above all, India. The most important step in mounting a principled defence of the Saarlouis plant is to build our rank-and-file action committee.
Ventra workers deserve a $10 raise! Throw out the bargaining committee and elect a new one from the shop floor!
“We are launching this rank-and-file committee in order to fight for what we rightfully deserve: a livable wage, a safe workplace, time with our families, better health care and more.”
Kroger workers: Break the UFCW-imposed isolation of our struggles! Unite to fight for higher wages and better working conditions!
Earlier this month, Kroger workers in Indianapolis voted down a sellout deal, but the UFCW has kept them on the job even as talks have yet to restart.
Attend CFPE (Australia) meeting: “The crisis of public education, the betrayal of the teacher unions, and the need for independent rank-and-file committees”
The discussion will outline a political perspective, including the building of rank-and-file committees, to fight for decent wages and conditions for educators and for a properly resourced, universally accessible public education system.