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Oklahoma teacher to testify in Kavanaugh hearing 2018-09-08 [NewsOk]

OK Teachers Rise Up and Run for Office: Now is the Time for Unity 2018-09-02 [Diane Ravitch]

OK Teachers Just Purged the Statehouse of Their Enemies 2018-08-30 [Daily Intelligencer]

Latest Lawsuit Over Driver Misclassification Shows The Issue Isn’t Going Away 2018-08-03 [Go By Truck]

We Talked To 18 Teachers In Oklahoma Calling It Quits (HBO) 2018-06-08 [VICE News]

Oklahoma Teachers Walk Out for Nine Days, Win Precarious Gains 2018-04-28 [Labor Notes]

Union leaders: Campaign aims to improve Oklahoma schools 2018-04-23 [NewsOK]

Oklahoma Teacher Union Calls for Shifting Attention From Protests to Elections 2018-04-14 [Governing]

Oklahoma Teachers End Nearly Two-Week Walkout That Shut Schools 2018-04-13 [USNews]

Head of Oklahoma teachers union calls to end teacher walkout 2018-04-13 [The Hill]

Oklahoma Teachers End Walkout After Winning Raises and Additional Funding 2018-04-13 [NYTimes]

The Teachers Strike Is At a Crossroads 2018-04-12 [Jacobin]

'Our feet are gross': Oklahoma teachers on gruelling 110-mile march for better funding 2018-04-09 [The Guardian]

OK teacher walkout continues 2018-04-07 [AFL-CIO]

Oklahoma teachers ride wave of support in march to capital: *It's for the kids* 2018-04-07 [Guardian]

The Oklahoma Teachers’ Strike Is a Mutiny Against Austerity 2018-04-07 [Common Dreams]

Oklahoma Teamsters are refusing to cross teacher picket lines to work on renovations on the capitol. Everything is shutting down 2018-04-07 [@InternetEh]

In Choosing to Strike, Oklahoma Teachers Want More Than a Badly Needed Salary Boost. They Want Funding for Decent Classrooms 2018-04-06 [Deutsch29]

Other State Workers Feel Ignored As Teacher Walkout Continues 2018-04-06 [State Impact]

Teachers seize every floor of Oklahoma Capitol during strike 2018-04-04 [The Hill]

Educators say walkouts aren't about raises 2018-04-04 [Now This]

'We've Had Enough': Tens of Thousands Oklahoma Teachers Strike for the 2nd Day 2018-04-04 [TeleSUR]

Tax Cuts, Deficits, No Pay Raise in 10 Years 2018-04-03 [Diane Ravitch]

Scenes from a red-state rebellion 2018-04-03 [Vox]

Teachers are walking out in multiple states. Blame GOP economics of govt starvation 2018-04-03 [Wash Post]

OK Ed Assn, other groups work to increase education spending 2018-04-03 [City Sentinel]

Thousands of Teachers Walk Out and Head to State Capitol 2018-04-03 [Diane Ravitch]

Oklahoma teachers prepare to walk out as furor over school funding spreads across the country 2018-04-02 [Washington Post]

The War on Teachers Comes to Oklahoma 2018-04-02 [Education Week]

Oklahoma teachers work up to 6 jobs. Now they are fed up and ready to walk out 2018-03-31 [CNN]

Washington Post: Why Oklahoma Teachers Are Likely to Strike 2018-03-31 [Diane Ravitch]

Facing low pay and big classes, Oklahoma teachers threaten to walk out 2018-03-31 [Washington Post]

Jacobin: The Reasons for a Teachers’ Strike in “Right to Work” Oklahoma 2018-03-31 [Diane Ravitch]

It is Oklahoma teachers turn to strike 2018-03-31 [Jacobin]

Why Oklahoma teachers will walk out Monday 2018-03-30 [PBS]

Teachers union unveils revenue package proposal 2018-03-26 [NewOK]

Educator's union unveils funding road map 2018-03-26 [Enid News & Eagle]

Building Bridges:W. Virginia Teachers Win Wildcat Strike, Are Oklahoma and Arizona Next? For more info 2018-03-21 [WBAI Radio]

Oklahoma teachers may be next to engage in a statewide walkout 2018-03-20 [NY Times]

State employees will join teachers in possible strike For more info 2018-03-11 [NewsOK]

Teachers plan for strike following big union win in West Virginia 2018-03-10 [Salon]

OK teachers planning statewide strike 2018-03-09 [MSN]

OK teachers to lawmakers: Raise pay by April 1 or we shut schools 2018-03-08 [Reuters]

Teachers in Oklahoma might be going on strike next 2018-03-06 [Newsweek]

John Thompson: Oklahoma City Schools Under Siege by Reformers 2018-03-04 [Diane Ravitch]

A Statewide Teachers Strike? 2018-03-04 [Diane Ravitch]

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Oklahoma has lowest average teacher salary in the country 2018-03-04 [KFOR]

Teachers coordinate walkout on social media 2018-03-04 [KTUL]

Teachers planning a statewide strike 2018-03-04 [KTUL]

Five workers missing in gas well explosion 2018-01-23 [Meadville Trib]

This month in labour history

10-04-1930 Dolores Huerta, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

11-04-1974 United Mine Workers President W. A. “Tony” Boyle is found guilty of first-degree murder, for ordering the 1969 assassination of union reformer Joseph A. “Jock” Yablonski. Yablonski, his wife and daughter were murdered on December 30, 1969. [more]

11-04-1934 Frank Norman is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for organising citrus workers irrespective of their race. [more]

14-04-1939 'The Grapes of Wrath', John Steinbeck's classic novel about itinerant labor, strikes and the Great Depression, is published. [more]

15-04-1973 housands of members of the United Farm Workers union walked out on strike. They were battling the Teamsters union over the right to represent farm workers. The dispute ended with victory for the UFW. [more]

15-04-1916 The newspaper of the Industrial Workers of the World union announced the formation of its Domestic Workers Union in Denver. [more]

15-04-1889 Birth of labour and civil rights leader A. Phillip Randolph [more]

16-04-1970 A white foreman at a Chrysler plant in Detroit threatened to murder a black worker. When the worker complained Chrysler sacked him. 1,000 workers, white and black, walked out on strike in protest until management backed down. [more]

17-04-1944 Members of the militant machinists' union Lodge 68 in San Francisco began an overtime ban in pursuance of a new contract. They ended up fighting the employer, the government and even the Communist Party. [more]

20-04-1914 As many as 25 miners and family members, including women and children, are massacred by company guards during a strike in Ludlow, Colorado. [more]

21-04-1894 A nationwide strike of coal miners against pay cuts began. 145,000 miners walked out, and despite violent repression and facing starvation they held out for weeks and won some concessions. [more]

21-04-1920 The Anaconda Road massacre took place in Butte, Montana, when mine guards employed by the Anaconda company shot 17 striking miners, killing one. All were shot in the back as they tried to flee. No one was charged for the killing. [more]

21-04-1967 New York Governor Rockefeller signs the Taylor Law, allowing unions in the public sector, but banning strikes. [more]

24-04-1999 The ILWU halts shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal. [more]