Florida’s statewide teachers strike of 1968

Florida teachers displaying protest signs during their walkout. 1968. Black & white photoprint, 10.5 x 13 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. , accessed 2 March 2020.

One of the most important events in the history of public sector unions took place right here in Florida. In 1968, Florida’s teachers walked off the job after several spot strikes and the failure of Republican Governor Claude Kirk and the Democratic legislature to properly fund education.

The background and legacy of this strike is our topic on this week’s Florida History Podcast.

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One comment

  1. Barbara DeVane · · Reply

    It was not a strike. We resigned our jobs!!

    Sent from my iPhone



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