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Teachers’ Union Prepared to Strike If Schools Aren’t Made Safe from Coronavirus

HeadlineJul 29, 2020

The American Federation of Teachers warned Tuesday its 1.7 million members are prepared to strike in school districts that fail to protect teachers, students and school staffers from the coronavirus. The AFT says schools should only reopen in regions with coronavirus transmission rates below 1% and COVID-19-positive test rates below 5% — a benchmark that few states have achieved.

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