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We are three weeks into the second-longest government shutdown in US history. Negotiations between Republicans and Democrats have yet to yield any results, now Trump is threatening to declare a national emergency that would allow him to build his border wall while completely bypassing Congress.
Join us for a discussion on the legalities of not paying government workers during the shutdown, the Trump administration's long standing assault on workers, and the need for grassroots pressure to re-open the government and demand that Congress and the Trump admin make real moves to address the bread and butter issues impacting our communities.
Teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the second biggest public school district in the country, are set to strike in the next week. Some 33,000 educators and members of the United Teachers of Los Angeles union, consisting of teachers, counselors, nurses, librarians and other school workers are planning to picket line in defense of public education in LA against the privatization plans of millionaire LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner. LAUSD has a $2 billion surplus which Beutner is refusing to spend. He is hoarding money to fund his privatization plans, but teachers and the majority of working class people stand in the way of Beutner and his billionaire supporters.
The struggle in LA is reflective of the fight for public education in major cities and districts across the country. Come through for a presentation on the LA strike and its implications for all public school teachers and students.