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Episode 66 - Columbus Teachers on Strike

September 1, 2022

This week, Katie and Chelsea explore a story that is close to home. Teachers in Columbus City Schools recently kicked off their academic year with a general strike after the Columbus Education Association (the teachers union in the central Ohio district) announced there had been no bargaining agreement reached for the 2022-2023 school year. Columbus isn’t the only city where teachers are picketing for wage increases, better working conditions, smaller class sizes, and more; teachers around the world are warning their districts of impending strike actions. Join us for this special episode as we explore teacher strikes, the deteriorating conditions that lead to them, and the roles that we all play in supporting our public school teachers.

Sources:

NBC4 Columbus – Ohio senator plans bill as teachers strike without benefits by: Natalie Fahmy

CNN – The Columbus teachers’ union and school board reached a ‘conceptual agreement,’ ending a strike By Eric Bradner and Chris Boyette, CNN

CEA Ohio – CEA blasts District’s decision to strip homeless youth advocates of union status

CEA Ohio – An open letter to the Columbus City Schools Board and Superintendent from Project Connect’s Vulnerable Youth Staff

The Columbus Dispatch – Columbus Education Association teachers union votes to strike by Megan Henry

CEA Ohio – CEA Votes to Authorize 10-day Strike Notice

10tv – Columbus teachers’ strike enters day 2, remote classes begin Wednesday

The Columbus Dispatch – Columbus City Schools clarifies attendance procedures after day of confusion by Monroe Trombly, Michael Lee, Sheridan Hendrix,  Céilí Doyle and Megan Henry

CNN – Ohio teachers say they won’t end their strike without improvements to miserable classroom environment By Eric Bradner, CNN

U.S. News – Kent Teachers on Strike, Delaying First Day of School by Associated Press

Echo -Pilot – Greencastle-Antrim teacher strike is an option amid contract talks by Shawn Hardy

Inside Higher ED – School Starts With a Strike at American University by Liam Knox

CBC – CUPE sets Ontario education strike votes for end of September, says it doesn’t guarantee walkout by Allison Jones 

Central Illinois Proud – PPS Board of Education president calls teacher union’s talk of strike, ‘premature, irresponsible’ by: Mike Smith, Demetrios Sanders

Education International – Teacher strike in Norway!

The Philadelphia Inquirer – Philly school bus drivers, maintenance workers vote to authorize a strike by Kristen A. Graham

CNN – Why NASA wants to return to the moon before sending humans to Mars by Ashley Strickland, CNN

CNN – Artemis I launch scrubbed after engine issue by Aditi Sangal, Ashley Strickland, Elise Hammond and Maureen Chowdhury, CNN

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