The Anatomy of a Strike: The Newark Teachers Union/February 1, 1970 to February 25, 1970. Edward KOPLIN, Frank FIORITO, text, Newark Teachers Union, photography, graphic design.

The Anatomy of a Strike: The Newark Teachers Union/February 1, 1970 to February 25, 1970

Newark: Newark Teachers Union Local 481, American Federation of Teachers, [1970]. First edition. Oblong octavo (7.25" x 9.5"); photo-illustrated, stapled wrappers; 108 pp.; photographs. A largely photo-illustrated account of the Newark Teachers Union strike against the Board of Education, which lasted almost the entire month of Feb., 1970. 3,000 of the city’s 3,800 teachers, aides and clerks participated in the month-long strike shuttering approximately 95% of Newark’s public schools. The strikers were harassed and dozens of NTU officers and members were arrested, while the courts sent sheriffs to confiscate all of the funds of the Union and all its records. The strike gained support from other labor organizations, some of which sent representatives to Newark in solidarity. Ultimately the strike was successful and the NTU won consequential gains for its members. Some rubbing to wrappers, but an about Near Fine copy. WorldCat locates only five copies, with three of those in NJ libraries. Item #03850

Price: $125.00