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The Anatomy Of A Teachers’ Strike

October 7, 2012
By Tom Harte (editorial@post-journal.com) , The Post-Journal

Viewing the recent Chicago teachers' strike unfold led me to reminisce about another teacher strike. It was the Jamestown Teachers' strike of 1972 which occurred 40 years ago this October. Eleven days in duration, it played out over parts of three weeks. Weatherwise, it was the most bitter October before or since. Close to 400 teachers faithfully picketed their respective schools in spite of it. The strike commenced on Oct. 16 and ended on Nov. 1. A small contingent of teachers did not strike.

 
 
 

 

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