The regime had to contend, not only with the UDF and its affiliates, the revolutionary alliance of the ANC, SACP and Sactu, but also with a powerful trade union movement which combined political issues with bread and butter issues.

Employers who had relied on weak organisation to exploit and oppress workers were suddenly hit by waves of strikes by workers who were pursuing a living wage. The Chamber of Mines, South African Railways, OK Bazaars, Pick and Pay, and many more tasted our power.

Despite a government sympathetic to business, the brutality of the police and state of emergency powers, we emerged victorious.

The mass dismissal by the Chamber of Mines was meant to destroy the NUM and Cosatu.

“I have not seen morale this low, ever,” Girard, an adapted physical education teacher, told the board in April.

“And I’ve worked in the district for 20 years.” After a taxing year, teachers have been hoping for significant raises.

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The district maintains it wants a “fair and affordable settlement,” according to Bloomington school district spokesman Rick Kaufman.

Settling at the metro average wouldn’t be responsible financially, the district said.

She further claimed she was fired after speaking out about possible violations of federal law.

Severs, who taught special education, accused the school in 2014 of routinely moving special-education students into general-education classrooms without having had a required Individualized Education Plan meeting.

According to a settlement agreement the school district released Friday in response to a Pioneer Press records request, the district agreed to pay ,625 to Severs and ,375 to her Minneapolis lawyer, T. The agreement is labeled confidential but is public under the state’s government data practices law.