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  • Arizona Educators Stage First Statewide Walkout as Teacher Revolt Grows

    By Candice Bernd, Truthout | Report

    Strikers listen to a speaker during the #RedForEd strike in Arizona, April 25, 2017. (Photo: Arizona Education Association)Leaders of Arizona Educators United and the Arizona Education Association hold a press conference in the run-up to today's walkout in Phoenix, Arizona, April 25, 2017. (Photo: Arizona Education Association)

    Unlike West Virginia and Oklahoma, today's teacher walkout in Arizona is the first statewide strike ever held by educators in the Grand Canyon State. But the state still resembles others revolting this spring because educators there also lack collective bargaining rights under so-called "right-to-work" provisions, and their decision walk out over decades of low pay and cuts to education is technically illegal.

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