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Saturday, July 7 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
Teachers on the Move: Lessons from West Virginia and Beyond (Jacobin-Sponsored Meeting)

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Working people and radicals across the United States have been inspired by the recent teachers' rebellions. Now it's critical to draw out their political and strategic lessons. Some of the questions that this panel will address include: What was the role of socialists in the strikes? How did the rank-and-file relate to the unions and their leaderships? What can activists learn from these experiences concerning how to organize under "right-to-work" laws? And what are the obstacles and opportunities for keeping up momentum in West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Arizona and spreading the resistance to "blue states"? 

Speakers
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Eric Blanc

Eric Blanc writes on labor movements past and present. Formerly a high school teacher in the Bay Area, he is a doctoral student in the sociology department at New York University.
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Emily Comer

Emily Comer is a high school teacher and organizer in South Charleston, WV. She is a rank and file AFT member who was active during West Virginia’s teacher and school service personnel strike earlier this year.


Saturday July 7, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Ballroom A