Faculty Note: Shelton interviewed by LA Times
“Stillwater, Okla., teacher Alberto Morejon was sitting on his couch, watching TV news coverage of the teachers’ strike in West Virginia, when he thought: Something also needs to be done at home, where teachers have similarly low pay. Morejon wasn’t a power player in the labor movement. But he created a Facebook group titled Oklahoma Teacher Walkout — The Time Is Now! and tens of thousands of people joined within a few days,” reports the LA Times. UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Jon Shelton (Democracy and Justice Studies) was interviewed for the story. “The fact that this is coming up from below is enormously interesting,” said Shelton …who has studied teachers’ strikes. “We’re seeing this in red states, we’re seeing this in states where teachers don’t have the right to collectively bargain.” See the LA Times story.