by Joe DeManuelle-Hall, Dan DiMaggio
December 20, 2019
2018 could have been a tough act to follow. It’s not every year that a grassroots movement of teachers captures the nation’s attention.
But workers across the country rose to the occasion, making 2019 one of the most exciting years for the labor movement in recent memory.
TEACHERS KEPT AT IT
In terms of the number of workers who went on strike, 2019 is on pace to match 2018.
Teachers again made a huge showing—this time leading in big, heavily unionized school districts. United Teachers Los Angeles kicked it off in January with a seven-day walkout in the country’s second-largest school district.