“It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains.”
― Assata Shakur
The 33,000 educators in Los Angeles and their union, United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA), have taught us all an important lesson.
Women workers are part of a long tradition of labor struggle that has fought for workers’ rights. We mobilize against the systems that oppress us.
Under capitalism, we must work to survive and that work can often be stultifying, overwhelming, and even painful. It can also be a source of pride and accomplishment.