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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]

 VIDEO 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

3-06-2016 A federal judge ruled that women's soccer players could not go on strike, despite their collective bargaining agreement (which included a no-strike clause) having expired. The women were in dispute over pay discrimination. [more]

3-06-1900 The International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union is founded in New York City. [more]

4-06-1912 Massachusetts becomes the first US state to establish a minimum wage [more]

4-06-2012 When National Football League referees failed to agree to a new contract, which included big pension cuts, the NFL locked them out and began hiring scabs to replace them. Bosses came up with a revised offer which was agreed on 26 September. [more]

9-06-1865 Helen Marot, campaigner for working women, is born. [more]

11-06-1913 Police shoot at maritime workers on strike at United Fruit Co. in New Orleans, killing one. [more]

12-06-1904 Defying AFL's Samuel Gompers, 50,000 members of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen walk off their jobs. [more]

16-06-1918 Railroad union leader and socialist Eugene Debs makes his famous speech against capitalism in Canton, OH, which will land him in jail. [more]

19-06-1912 The eight-hour day is adopted for Federal employees [more]

20-06-1947 President Truman vetoes the anti-union Taft-Hartley Act, but his veto is overturned by Congress three days later. [more]

23-06-1999 Workers at Fieldcrest Cannon textile plants in North Carolina vote for union recognition after a 25 year struggle [more]

26-06-1894 American Railway Union members begin to refuse to run trains including Pullman cars, until the strike at Pullmans is settled [more]

27-06-1905 The Industrial Workers of the World, later popularly known as the Wobblies, is founded in Chicago with the aim of uniting all workers in One Big Union [more]

29-06-1894 Over 125,000 workers on two dozen railroads have joined the boycott of Pullman cars [more]

30-06-1918 Socialist anf labor leader Eugene Debs is arrested under the Espionage Act for making an anti-war speech in Canton, Ohio [more]