We’re bringing you a special episode this week. Last week, Sarah was in New Orleans for Netroots Nation, and this week we bring you the recording of the panel, What’s a Strike and How Can I Help?, designed to explain to labor rookies what goes into planning a strike, building community support, and successfully pulling one off. It was moderated by Mary Cathryn Ricker of the AFT, formerly president of the St. Paul Federation of Teachers, and featured Sarah alongside Rebecca Diamond, AFT member from West Virginia and one of the many rank-and-file teachers to participate in the recent statewide strike there, and Jonathan Westin, director of New York Communities for Change, which despite not being a union has led many a strike, including the first-ever Fight for $15 fast food strikes back in 2012.
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Panel: Strike 101
Sarah: West Virginia Teachers Walk Out (Dissent)
Sarah: The Rising Ghosts of Labor in the West Virginia Teachers’ Strike (New York Times)
Mary Cathryn Ricker: Teacher-Community Unionism: A Lesson from St. Paul (Dissent)
Video: Rebecca Diamond works two jobs. (AJ+)
In Other News
Michelle: The Labor Abuse That Went Into NYU’s Abu Dhabi Campus (The Nation)
Michelle: Who Profits from Our Prison System? (The Nation)