Teachers Strike Wave Demonstrates Power of Labor Strikes

Eric Blanc, the author of Red State Revolt: The Teachers' Strike Wave and Working-Class Politics, explains the significance of the successful Los Angeles teachers' strike. It wasn't all about wages. At its core, the strike was a fight against a hostile takeover of public schools by the super rich. The deepening teachers’ strike wave — spreading from Los Angeles, to Virginia, to Denver, to Oakland — has put wind in the sails of working people in general and educators in particular.