Education: Teachers' Strike

Can schoolteachers win public support and higher pay by going on strike like miners and dockers?

"We will win!" chanted 4,600 teachers as they hit the picket line last week in New York City. Circling 267 schools, they crippled junior highs, left students staring at blank blackboards in unattended classrooms (surprisingly little disorder resulted). Cried happy kids: "Hold that line!" The first teachers' strike in the city's history was called by the United Federation of Teachers, A.F.L.-C.I.O., which claims one-quarter of the 39,000 teachers in the nation's biggest urban public school system. The union had solid demands, from sick pay to duty-free...

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