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May Day: Arizona Teachers Have Resistance History on Their Side


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May Day: Arizona Teachers Have Resistance History on Their Side

Jeff Biggers

Now in their fourth day on the picket line, the striking Arizona teachers are following a century-old labor tradition that galvanized the founding of the state in 1912 and constitutionally required the legislature to adequately fund education.

Arizona's first governor George W. P. Hunt oversaw a mile-long parade in Phoenix for the state's kickoff inauguration in 1912, marching along with patriotic tunes and ragtime airs. “Arizona is progressive,” he told the crowd, in a shout-out to the labor movement.


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Thank you Jeff Biggers, for an excellent history lesson! It should serve as an inspiration to all who work for a living. Hopefully, the teachers’ strike is just the catalyst needed to return to our
Progressive history, and to restore the People’s Government.