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39 minutes | Sep 6, 2021
S1 E4 The Jail Cell Contract
Keokuk teachers stand strong and demand change before they would leave jail or stop the public pressure. Yet, even as they celebrate the contract, teachers know the struggle isn't over.
48 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
S1 E3 They Jail Teachers, Don't They? (rebroadcast)
In the spring of 1970, Keokuk teachers and other school workers launch an illegal strike to shine a bright light on injustices that they believe threaten not only them but their students and community. (rebroadcast)
38 minutes | Aug 18, 2021
S1 E2 The Rainbow Schedule (rebroadcast)
Tensions mount as the Keokuk school board and their new superintendent pursue a hard line during the 1969-70 contract negotiations, and teachers begin organizing to fight back. [Edited rebroadcast]
29 minutes | Aug 9, 2021
S1 E1 Keokuk Before The Strike (rebroadcast)
In this edited version of our season opener, we go back to the little industrial city of Keokuk, Iowa, in the 1960s to explore the roots of a strike that jumpstarted the state's movement for public-sector unionism.
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