When Teachers Strike
by Charles Winick - 1963
Strikes by teachers in America have been sporadic and local. The importance of state governments and of local school boards has made the issues for which teachers have struck largely local ones, usually involving demands for improved salaries. Strikes tend to occur either during a depression or after a war, when there is a general inflation which adversely affects the fixed salaries of teachers. An analysis of the noneconomic conditions which seem related to teachers' strikes suggests that such conditions include disinterest in education, misunderstanding of the needs of teachers, inadequate bargaining procedures, and the build-up of teachers' organizations.
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