Wisconsin History Day By Day


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"Teachers go on strike" Wisconsin State Journal, Jan. 5, 1976

"Resumption of classes taken in stride by most" Wisconsin State Journal, Jan. 20, 1976


Vocabulary:

union
negotiations
deadlock
contract
strike


Interesting Fact:

The first teacher strike in Wisconsin took place in 1967 when Superior's 300 teachers were out on strike for a day and a half.


Study Questions:

  • Why did the teachers go on strike? What were their concerns?
  • How many Madison teachers were out on strike for the two weeks?
  • How many teacher strikes in Wisconsin have occured since 1976?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about teacher strikes:

  • Newspapers on BadgerLink
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on January 4:

    1896: Utah is admitted to the Union as the 45th state.
    1965: President Lyndon Johnson presents the goals of his "Great Society."



  • January 4

    January 4, 1976: The Madison Teachers, Inc. union called a strike as around-the-clock negotiations broke off and the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission declared a deadlock in negotiations. On January 18, members of MTI voted to accept their contract, ending the strike.


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