As a former teacher, yes, I know, in the US, I was responsible for the economic collapse and everything bad that ever happened, however, I was in a private boarding school, non-union, and we did not get paid much and were on call 24/7. If you were 24 years old, you got paid 24K. That's how it worked. You got paid your age and I was there for 28 years, so not only was I ruining the country, warping America's youth, I was also racking it in! All I know is that I cannot remember a time I ever abandoned my kids or classes. Just couldn't do it. Maybe one of my colleagues or students can jog my memory, but basically if we protested or took collective action, we were gonna end up looking for a new job. But I digress....
I think the teachers here have used up all their good will. People are tired and angry. The new governor has made proposals, but I guess they are not enough.
Here is the story for LAHT
SNTE teachers union members have voted to go on an indefinite strike starting Monday in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, a move that affects 1.3 million students, union leaders said.from El Imparcial
The decision to go on strike was made Saturday after SNTE Local 22 members decided that state officials had not made satisfactory concessions in negotiations, union leader Azael Santiago Chepi said.
The teachers plan to occupy the main plaza in Oaxaca city, the state capital.
The union is not making any pay demands, focusing instead on educational and social issues, Chepi said.
Teachers want better uniform allowances for students, computers in all of the state’s elementary schools and electricity in all schools, the union leader said. (Read the full story for a little history)
Con una marcha masiva, el magisterio oaxaqueño iniciará hoy el paro indefinido de labores en las más de 14 mil escuelas, con lo cual se quedarán sin clases más de un millón 300 mil infantes.We will see where it goes from here.