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Red State revolt : the teachers' strike wave and working-class politics

Author: Eric Blanc
Publisher: London ; Brooklyn : Verso, 2019.
Series: Jacobin series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An indispensable window into the changing shape of the American working class and American politics After nearly four decades of labour quiescence, the US was hit by a wave of strikes in early 2018. Educators in Oklahoma, Arizona and beyond walked off their jobs to demand increased school funding and better pay. Confounding all expectations, these actions erupted in Republican-dominated states with weak unions,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Blanc
ISBN: 9781788735742 1788735749
OCLC Number: 1085669737
Description: 212 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: The roots of revolt --
The power of strikes --
The militant minority.
Series Title: Jacobin series.
Responsibility: by Eric Blanc.

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One of the most comprehensive portraits of a strike wave ever written, an indispensable window into the changing shape of the working class and American politics  Read more...

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"Before 2018, strikes had become so rare in this country that hardly anyone knew what they were. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, they began. Not in left-wing cities but in the reddest of red states. Read more...

 
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