1970s minneapolis public teachers strike 


The 1970 Minneapolis teachers strike was a debate between the rights and roles of teachers and a compromise for better education purposes of the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers. Although the strike was illegal, the teachers still proceeded. They took a brave approach to their job dissatisfaction against the district by fighting for better benefits, work conditions, and the right to organize and bargain collectively. 
Kids who went to Minneapolis Public Schools could not go to school because of the absence of the teachers.
The teachers who were on strike were taking the risk of being fired or arrested due to it being illegal.
The main reason the teachers were on strike was that they wanted a better salary.
After the MPLS teachers strike, school officials needed the association to settle, said John B. Davis, "if schools were to be reopened at all." 



Political Cartoon Drawn During the Strike in 1970