April 9, 2018

Vox: How Tax Cuts for the Rich Led to the Oklahoma Teachers Strike

ITEP Work in Action

Before the strike last week, the state legislature tried to avert the work stoppage by passing a $447 million tax increase that effectively gives teachers an average annual pay bump of $6,000. That concession from the state legislature didn’t meet the teachers’ full demands, but it was a huge win considering the state legislature hadn’t approved a tax increase since 1990.

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