The Change Our Students and Families Need

The Change Our Students and Families Need

Teachers’ Strikes Spread Across the Country in a Fight to Save Public Education By Amzad Ali, age 14 and IndyKids Staff     In late August, teachers across 15 school districts in Washington state walked out on strike for nearly two weeks at the start...

Striking Behind Bars

By YUUKI REAL, age 15 Image courtesy Cinda Firestone/Attica Film Starting September 9, 2016, thousands of prisoners in over 24 states staged a labor strike demanding better living conditions and healthcare, the right to unionize and an end to what one organizing group...

Largest Strike in World History?

By EVANGELINE COMEAU-KIRSCHNER, age 11 Among the 180 million workers who went on strike in India on September 2 were autorickshaw drivers. One hundred eighty million workers in India went on strike September 2, demanding better protection for all workers in India. The...

World Cup Workers’ Rights in Brazil

By LILY KUZMINZKI, age 9 Mentored by ELIZABETH SAHNER Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro. As of July 2014, there had been eight deaths due to accidents at World Cup construction sites. PHOTO: Daniel Basil/Portal Da Copa From June 12 to July 13, 2014, Brazil hosted the...

Your Turn: Manhattan Kids Talk About Minimum Wage

Many workers say that the current minimum wage of $7.25 is not enough and they are protesting to raise the wage to $15 an hour. IndyKids asked kids from PS 128 in Washington Heights in Manhattan, “Do you think that the minimum wage should be increased?” PHOTO: Claudia...