50 years ago, the Poor People's Campaign advocated for economic justice for poor Americans. What does that fight look like today?
D.C.’s public school teachers have been without a contract for five years –the previous one expired in 2012. On Monday, tentative agreement was reached between the Washington Teachers’ Union and the city for a new contract that includes pay raises and a mechanism for more teacher input on schedules. Teachers still need to vote on the new contract and the D.C. Council will have to approve the pay increases. Kojo talks with the leader of the union about what she sees as at stake in the process.
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- Elizabeth Davis President, Washington Teachers' Union; @WTUTeacher
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