Source: Education Week

During the National Education Association’s annual representative assembly last week, delegates voted to support teacher strikes and other protests and set up a fund to support them. Both actions came in the form of new business items, which are resolutions submitted by at least 50 delegates that direct the NEA to take action for one year. The first resolution urged the NEA to “build on the great teachers’ union victories” in several states this spring and “support a national campaign of labor action, including strike action where practicable” to improve working conditions for educators and save public services. The second resolution was a bit more concrete—it directs the NEA to establish a voluntary membership donation of at least $3. The donation would establish a fund to support strikes or other statewide labor actions, such as a short-term work stoppage.