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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

1-01-1966 At 8.02am a transport strike begins across New York City. Strikers will win a 15% pay rise, and other benefits, after 12 days. [more]

2-01-1920 Thousands of US labor activists are arrested in the 'Palmer Raids' during the first Red Scare. [more]

3-01-1917 Trial of labour organizer Tom Mooney begins in San Francisco for Preparedness Day bombing. He was framed & serves 22 years. [more]

4-01-1966 Transport Workers Union of America leader Mike Quill arrested for violating an anti-strike court injunction in 4-day old 35000-member strike. [more]

4-01-1965 Start of victorious 28-day strike by 8000 New York City social workers over better conditions for welfare recipients. [more]

7-01-1920 Five elected members of the New York state assembly belonging to the Socialist Party are refused their seats. [more]

11-01-1912 The 'Bread and Roses' strike began in Lynn Massachusetts. The strike was begun and led by mainly immigrant women. [more]

11-01-1937 Police beat and arrest UAW members during the great sit-down strike in Flint, Michigan [more]

13-01-1874 Mounted police from the NYPD violently attack a demonstration of unemployed workers in Tompkins Square Park. [more]

15-01-1929 Birth of civil rights activist and labor movement supporter Martin Luther King, Jr [more]

17-01-1915 The song 'Solidarity Forever' by Ralph Chaplin is first sung, on a hunger march through Chicago organised by Lucy Parsons. [more]

22-01-1969 Black workers at the Eldon Chrysler plant in Detroit march on the autoworkers' union with a list of grievances. The workers had formed ELRUM - the Eldon Revolutionary Union Movement - and they called a strike the next day. [more]

23-01-1913 Joe Hill's song 'Mr. Block', extolling the virtues of industrial unionism, is first published in the IWW's newpaper. [more]

27-01-1850 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, is born. [more]

29-01-1834 Federal troops are used to break a strike for the first time in America, on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal [more]

31-01-1938 12,000 pecan shellers, most of them Hispanic women, strike for higher wages and civil rights in San Antonio, Texas. [more]