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After six strike days, the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) won a sweeping new contract that included changes not just in wages and class sizes but in policing in schools, green space, charter school colocations, and much more. Arlene Inouye was on the bargaining team, and she joins us to explain what they got, how they did it, and what’s next.
We also check in with West Virginia educators voting for another walkout, the end of the government shutdown, Trump’s proposed changes to apprenticeships, and the T-Mobile merger. For argh, we consider why we pretend to love our jobs, and why Starbucks workers don’t love Howard Schultz’s run for president.
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Deregulating Apprenticeship (Inside Higher Ed)
Michelle: How Corporate Monopolies Are Dragging Down Your Paycheck (The Nation)
Sarah: ‘This Is Much Bigger Than Us, Than Our Union, Even Than Our City’ (The Nation)
Argh, I Wish I’d Written That!
Michelle: Erin Griffith, Why Are Young People Pretending to Love Work? (New York Times)
Sarah: Maxwell Strachan, Here’s What Starbucks Is Telling Employees To Say About Howard Schultz (HuffPost US)
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