Bienvenue chez nous!
Logo Ex Libris

Strike for America

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 144 Nombre de pages
Tells the powerful story of the Chicago teachers who, building a grassroots movement through education and engagement of an entire... Lire la suite
CHF 17.50
Habituellement expédié sous 2 à 3 semaines.

Description

Tells the powerful story of the Chicago teachers who, building a grassroots movement through education and engagement of an entire union membership, have become a new model for school reform after winning massive concessions from the city. Original.

ldquo;Brilliant political analysis.″
The Nation

“Indefatigable reporting and elegant writing backed by an erudite command of the relevant history, and by precious on-the-ground experience as an organizer. Uetricht’s first book establishes him as the most exciting young labor writer today.”
—Rick Perlstein, author of Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America

“A short, accessible guide to one of the most important and inspiring events of our time.”
—Brian Jones, member of the Movement of Rank-and-File Educators

“A wonderfully readable, smart account of the CTU’s transformation into a democratic, militant union that with its community partners took on Chicago and the nation’s power elite.”
—Lois Weiner, author The Future of Our Schools: Teachers Unions and Social Justice

“An indispensable account of a strike that was badly misconstrued and underreported by the mainstream media. Uetricht not only tells the story lucidly, but explains why the struggle of teachers in Chicago should matter to all of us.”
—Liza Featherstone, author of Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Workers’ Rights at Wal-Mart

“In this pithy and accessible book the author provides a passionate, well-researched and highly engaging account of the 2012 Chicago teachers strike.”
—Peter Brogan, Labour/Le Travail

Auteur

MICAH UETRICHT is a labor organizer in Chicago, an assistant editor at Jacobin, and an In These Times contributing editor. He has written for Salon, the Nation, the American Prospect, and the Chicago Reader. He has been covering the Chicago Teachers Union since well before the 2012 strike.



Texte du rabat

The Chicago Teachers Union strike was the most important domestic labor struggle so far this century--and perhaps for the last forty years--and the strongest challenge to the conservative agenda for restructuring education, which advocates for more charter schools and tying teacher salaries to standardized testing, among other changes.

In 2012, Chicago teachers built a grassroots movement through education and engagement of an entire union membership, taking militant action in the face of enormous structural barriers and a hostile Democratic Party leadership. The teachers won massive concessions from the city, and have become a new model for school reform led by teachers themselves, rather than billionaires. Strike for America is the story of this movement, and how it has become the defining struggle for the labor movement today.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Strike for America
Sous-titre: Chicago Teachers Against Austerity
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9781781683255
ISBN: 978-1-78168-325-5
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Random House N.Y.
Genre: Sciences politiques
nombre de pages: 144
Poids: 175g
Taille: H195mm x B130mm x T15mm
Année: 2014