Update: Oakland teachers set to start strike Thursday

California 02/21/19, 10:17

The Latest on a teachers strike in Oakland, California (all times local):7 a.m.Teachers are picketing in Oakland, California ahead of the country's latest strike by educators over classroom conditions and pay.About 40 teachers are walking in a circle outside Oakland Tech High School holding green signs that read "On Strike ...

Catalan secessionists block highways, train tracks in strike

Europe 02/21/19, 02:58

Strikers advocating for Catalonia to secede from Spain are blocking major highways, train tracks and roads across the northeastern region.Thursday's general strike has been organized by unions of pro-independence workers and students. On paper, they are demanding improved social policies including a 35-hour work week and a higher minimum wage ...

2-day teacher strike over in West Virginia: School to resume

U.S. 02/21/19, 01:09

Unions for West Virginia teachers ended their two-day strike Wednesday night after lawmakers did not act on a doomed, broad-based education bill.Leaders of three unions representing teachers and school service personnel said at a news conference that classrooms would reopen statewide on Thursday.The House of Delegates made no mention of ...

Update: Oakland teachers to start strike Thursday

California 02/20/19, 19:32

The Latest on Oakland teachers strike (all times local):4:30 p.m.Teachers in Oakland, California, say they will start striking Thursday morning, after rejecting the district's latest offer to avoid a walkout.Union President Keith Brown says the district on Wednesday proposed a raise of 8.5 percent over four years, up from its ...

Update: W.Va. House takes no action on education bill

U.S. 02/20/19, 19:15

The Latest on a teachers strike in West Virginia (all times local):7:15 p.m.West Virginia lawmakers have left a doomed, broad-based education bill on the shelf, handing a victory to teachers who went on strike to stop it.Teachers packed the gallery in the House of Delegates chambers and in the hallways ...

Oakland teachers get ready to strike over pay, class sizes

U.S. 02/20/19, 18:42

Teachers in Oakland, California, prepared Wednesday to walk off the job in what could be the nation's latest strike over classroom conditions and pay.Oakland's 3,000 teachers planned to pack up personal items from classrooms and say goodbye to students then begin the strike Thursday, "barring an unlikely change from the ...

Walkout by West Virginia teachers enters 2nd day

U.S. 02/20/19, 08:36

West Virginia public school teachers are striking for a second day even though legislation they loathed was tabled in the House of Delegates.Schools in 54 of the state's 55 counties were closed Wednesday. The lone holdout again was Putnam County.Leaders of three unions covering teachers and school service workers say ...

Update: W.Va. county keeps schools open during strike

U.S. 02/19/19, 07:21

The Latest on a teachers' strike in West Virginia (all times local):7:20 a.m.West Virginia teachers have embarked on their second strike in a year, but one of the 55 county public schools districts is staying open.Putnam County schools says in a statement its schools are open Tuesday.County schools superintendent John ...

Strike 2: West Virginia teachers walking out again

U.S. 02/19/19, 01:18

Nearly a year to the day after West Virginia teachers went on strike that launched a national "Red4Ed" movement, they're doing it again.Unions have called a statewide walkout Tuesday over complicated education legislation that they view as lacking their input and as retaliation for last year's strike.How long this one ...

W.Va. teachers’ unions call for strike over education bill

U.S. 02/18/19, 19:15

West Virginia teachers' unions on Monday called a statewide strike over an education bill that they view as lacking their input and as retaliation for a walkout last year.The strike is scheduled to start Tuesday, leaders of three unions for teachers and school service workers said at a news conference, ...

Oakland teachers announce strike over pay, class sizes

U.S. 02/16/19, 18:52

Oakland teachers say they will strike starting Thursday.The union representing the 3,000 teachers announced the walkout Saturday, making it the latest in a wave of educator activism that has swept the U.S. since last spring.The union wants smaller class sizes, more counselors and full-time nurses, and a 12 percent raise ...

California teachers say announcement on strike coming

U.S. 02/15/19, 19:29

The union representing teachers in Oakland, California, says it will make an announcement Saturday about a potential strike, a day after a neutral fact-finding report was issued.The Oakland teachers' union could announce Saturday whether its 3,000 members will strike after negotiating and failing to reach agreement with the Oakland Unified ...

Update: Denver strike ends; teachers to get big raises

U.S. 02/14/19, 08:57

The Latest on the Denver teachers strike (all times local):7:45 a.m.Denver Public Schools and teachers have reached a deal to end their three day strike that includes raising pay by up to 11 percent, with built-in cost-of-living increases and more opportunities for future salary hikes.They announced the deal Thursday morning ...

Denver teacher strike reveals US divide over bonus pay

U.S. 02/13/19, 23:13

Denver teachers have gone on strike to improve their pay, but the fight isn't that simple.Teachers are challenging one of the nation's oldest incentive pay systems, saying the system is complicated and can leave them guessing at what their earnings will be.The Denver system allows teachers to add on to ...

Educator strikes reignite tensions with Teach for America

U.S. 02/13/19, 16:27

Young teachers are caught up in a possible strike in Oakland, California, that's giving new life to the long-simmering tension between traditional public schools and the education reform program Teach for America.The push by career educators for better pay and conditions is clashing with the influx of temporary teachers who ...

Update: Denver teacher strike enters 3rd day amid talks

U.S. 02/13/19, 11:40

The Latest on the Denver teachers' strike (all times local):9:30 a.m.Denver teachers are on strike for a third day but teachers and school officials say they are hopeful they can reach a deal to end the walkout.Negotiations are set to resume Wednesday morning following talks that lasted into the night ...

Denver teachers extend strike after talks end without deal

U.S. 02/13/19, 01:05

Denver teachers are set to extend their strike into a third day after negotiations with district leaders ended Tuesday night without a deal.Tuesday's talks came a day after more than half of the city's teachers walked off the job amid a pay dispute.The negotiations, which are set to resume Wednesday, ...

APNewsBreak: Teach for America slammed over Oakland strike

Sports 02/12/19, 16:52

Hundreds of Teach for America alumni are slamming the educator placement program for telling members to cross the picket line during a potential teacher strike in Oakland, California, or risk losing thousands of dollars at the end of their service.More than 300 alumni signed the letter delivered Monday to Teach ...

Denver teachers strike for 2nd day, negotiations to resume

U.S. 02/12/19, 10:45

The teacher strike in Denver entered a second day Tuesday with educators disputing pay back on the picket lines and union and school officials set to resume negotiations in an effort to end the walkout. The strike affecting about 71,000 students in the school district began Monday after last-minute negotiations broke ...

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