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For posts before June 2012, please follow these links to our archives.

L.A. Teachers Prepare to Strike

Nelson Lichtenstein Dissent
A teachers strike scheduled to begin Monday Jan.14 appears imminent after United Teachers Los Angeles on Friday declared an impasse over a revised offer by the Los Angeles Unified School District.

L.A. Teachers Prepare to Strike

Nelson Lichtenstein Dissent Magazine
Thirty-five thousand Los Angeles teachers may possibly strike. Their demands include a 6.5 percent pay increase, smaller class sizes, more funding for school counselors, nurses, and librarians, and a cap on the proliferation of charter schools.

Your Last Opportunity: Let's Make Waves Together

Portside moderators Portside
Because of Portside, a lot of people who are determined to make their own history will have the tools to do it -- the emotional sustenance, the information, the analysis, the connections -- to meet the extraordinary situation we all confront.

Over 5 Million Workers Will Have Higher Pay on January 1

Filiberto Nolasco Gomez, Workday Minnesota
From Alaska to New York City, millions will benefit from an increase minimum wage in 2019. Yet in Michigan and Washington DC legislators overturned referendum votes to raise wages, while the federal government still refuses to act.