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How Strikes Lose

October 17, 2019 / Labor Notes<?
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?>Any plan to revive the strike must take the risks seriously. There are good reasons not to strike too hastily.

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Pushing from Below

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?>Rank and filers can organize from the bottom up to put on a contract campaign and strengthen a strike.

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Ways to Strike

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?>Workers have invented a wealth of variations on the strike. Some are riskier than others. Some pack more punch.

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Dealing with the Law

October 17, 2019 / Labor Notes<?
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?>The law is stacked against strikes, so knowing the law and when and whether to break it is essential.

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Ways to Not Quite Strike

October 17, 2019 / Labor Notes<?
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?>Strikes are the most powerful tool in labor’s arsenal, but they’re not always the right tool.

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Turn Up the Heat

October 17, 2019 / Labor Notes<?
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?>Starting with milder actions and building up to more fiery ones will maximize involvement in your contract campaign.

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Organize the Organized

October 17, 2019 / Labor Notes<?
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?>You'll need an action team, and a communications network so information zips around fast.

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Democracy: Who Owns the Strike?

October 17, 2019 / Labor Notes<?
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?>A powerful strike must belong to its members, from the beginning of the contract campaign to the day you declare victory.

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They thought they were oh so clever. Back in 2011, destroyers of public education bragged that “the unions cannot strike in Chicago.” And yet they did, in 2012 and again starting today, with 32,000 school employees now on the picket lines.

Chicago Teachers Go Out On Strike Again

October 17, 2019 / Barbara Madeloni<?
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?>In 2012 the Chicago Teachers Union woke up union members and educators across the country with a winning strike. Seven years later, after a wave of teacher strikes in the last two years, CTU is at it again.
As educators walk out today, a lot feels like 2012. The strike authorization vote was high (94 percent) and the mayor is disparaging their demands and branding the strike as hurtful to children.
THIS TIME IS DIFFERENT
But there are noteworthy differences.