MoCo Teachers Strike: 1968
Montgomery County, Maryland teachers went on an eight-day strike in February 1968 over salary demands.

The school system initially tried to hold classes. However, a large majority of teachers staying out of the classroom and students staged walkouts throughout the county resulting in authorities cancelling classes toward the end of the first day of the strike.

The strike was called by the long standing Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA), an affiliate of the National Education Association as it faced a challenge for representation by a local affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT).

Defying court injunctions and threatened fines, the union held firm until a settlement was reached that tilted largely in favor of the MCEA demands and re-affirmed its dominance as the voice for teachers in the county.
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