World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 21 Mar, 2021 03:45 am

LA and Oakland teachers: Vote “No” on the deadly deals to reopen schools!

LA and Oakland teachers: Vote “No” on the deadly deals to reopen schools!
The efforts of the politicians and teachers unions across the West Coast to return students and staff to schools under deadly conditions must be resisted in order to save lives.

The West Coast Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committees call for Los Angeles and Oakland teachers to vote “no” on their unions’ sellout agreements and refuse to return to classrooms until conditions are completely safe.The efforts of the politicians and teachers unions across the West Coast to return students and staff to schools under deadly conditions must be resisted in order to save lives.While the São Paulo teachers union, SINPEEM, and the state teachers union, APEOESP, work assiduously to shut down the “strike for our lives” by the teachers, the West Coast Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committees fully support the struggle of São Paulo teachers and call for broadening the struggle across Brazil, the United States and throughout the Americas.Educators across the West Coast of the US are in a fight for their lives as more districts attempt to force open schools in the coming weeks.

” Under pressure from the Biden administration, districts and unions along the West Coast have been working overtime to roll out sham tentative agreements (TAs) and memoranda of understanding (MOUs) to reopen schools, with deadly implications for educators, students and their families.In their struggle against school reopenings, rank-and-file educators in LA and Oakland will find support among educators in numerous other districts across the West Coast, throughout the US and internationally.

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