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Educators Stage United Statewide Walkout

Teachers Rally in Richmond Virginia, including IWW members

“Why did they march?” A mini-documentary from the Richmond IWW

Thousands of education workers from all around the commonwealth of Virginia descended on the capitol city of Richmond in what was the largest single demonstration on the Capitol since 1916. The Richmond IWW was contacted by the lead organizers of this mass action for advice, assistance, and solidarity.

The IWW’s involvement in the action itself, while not irrelevant, was also small in comparison to the efforts put forward by the rank-and-file teachers that built the RedForEd movement in Virginia from the ground up. We are proud to know and have marched beside these brave educators, some of whom are now also wobblies!

Members of the branch were able to interview some of the folks that made this amazing day happen. These educators give their own personal details as to why they got involved, why they marched, and why they need more than VA is willing to give. Please watch this video with a full heart and pass it along to your friends…then take action!

Donate to the VA Educators Solidarity Fund

Visit Virginia Educators United to learn more about this movement!


Watch Virginia Educators United March 1/28/19 from Richmond IWW on Vimeo.



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