Teacher Hunger Strike in Milwaukee: Day 19
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – May 22, 2018
Alex Brower is on day 19 of a hunger strike. Brower is a Milwaukee Public School (MPS) substitute teacher who says he won't eat until he and other full-time subs get health benefits.
A declaration he made nearly three weeks ago in front of the school board:
“I am in the classroom, and I am not given health care. What is wrong with that picture? MPS has left us with no choice. Starting immediately I will be entering a hunger strike until this budget is amended to include health care for every sub who works at least 32 hours a week on average.”
As three weeks pass, Alex is confident: “I think a lot of teachers in this district are ready to do whatever it takes.” He’ll keep going until full-time subs get health care benefits.