For days, hundreds of thousands of people have filled the streets of 160 cities across the country, even during the coronavirus pandemic, expressing their outrage and grief at the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Two Black leaders of the CFT, with long histories of fighting for racial equity, say they could not help being profoundly moved by the murder itself, and the outpouring of rage in response.
Two union campaigns strengthen the bonds of community
In February, Berkeley teachers posted 1,000
“Black Lives Matter” signs in classrooms, hallways,
administrative offices and on school grounds to highlight recent
court decisions on the police shootings of young black men. They
are also distributing “Black Lives Matter” lesson plans and
resources to teachers in every grade level at the nearly 20