Thousands of Philadelphians took to the street on MLK day to march for jobs, justice and education. Organized by a broad coalition of over two dozen community, faith and labor organizations, the march was part of the growing Black Lives Matter movement, connecting the dots between police brutality, poverty, and cuts to public education.
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Even as Philadelphia school year began amidst ongoing deficit concerns, school closures, and employee layoffs, few could have predicted that the School District of Philadelphia would take an even bigger hit. That hit came in the form of a sudden action from the School Reform Commission.
The 2014-15 school year started out with a week of action by parents, students, and teachers demanding a quality education for all. For closed captioning in english or spanish click here.
UPDATED: Now with video. Philadelphia fast food workers have pledged to do what it takes to win “$15 and a union.” Over 50 workers have pledged their willingness to escalate action on Thursday, September 4th. They will be joined by fast food workers in over 150 cities. Hear the stories of why and find out how you can join them.