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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]

5 Workers Are Missing After An Explosion At Drilling Rig 2018-01-23 [NPR]

Union official: All OKC school employees need a voice 2017-11-29 [The Oklahoman]

Spartan teachers strike amid contract dispute; college denies unfair labor practices 2017-07-26 [ABC]

Workers at Meat Company Vote to Join Teamsters Local 523 2017-05-02 [Teamsters]

This month in labour history

4-07-1840 Tenants in upstate New York issue a 'Declaration of Independence', beginning a five-year Anti-Rent War [more]

5-07-1934 Two strikers are killed fighting police, scabs, and the National Guard during the San Francisco longshoremen's strike [more]

6-07-1892 Striking workers defeat and force the surrender of Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike in Pennsylvania [more]

8-07-1966 The largest strike in aviation history begins, shutting down 60 per cent of the US airline industry for six weeks [more]

10-07-1902 112 miners die in an explosion in the Rolling Mill Mine in Pennsylvania [more]

12-07-1933 The Screen Actors Guild holds its first meeting. Among those attending: future horror movie star and union activist, Boris Karloff. [more]

15-07-1959 Half a million steelworkers across the country strike for a pay increase in their new contract [more]

16-07-1934 The San Francisco Labor Council calls a city-wide general strike in support of longshoremen, which succeeds in winning most of the workers' main demands after four days. [more]

18-07-1969 African American hopsital workers in South Carolina win union recognition after a 113-day strike [more]

20-07-1899 Newsboys in New York go on strike against press giants Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst [more]

21-07-1877 The government attempts to violently suppress the great railroad strike in Pennsylvania [more]

22-07-1916 A bomb was is set off during a parade in San Francisco, killing 10 and injuring 40. Labour organizer Tom Mooney,and Warren Billings, a shoe worker, were convicted of the crime, but both were pardoned 23 years later [more]

25-07-1907 Trotskyist labor organizer and leader of the 1934 Minneapolis teamsters' strike Farrell Dobbs is born [more]

26-07-1877 Thirty workers are killed in the Battle of Halsted Street Viaduct during the railroad strike in Chicago. [more]

29-07-1970 The United Farm Workers sign their first collective bargaining agreement with California grape growers [more]

30-07-1975 Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears from a parking lot in Oakland County and is never seen again [more]