Why So Many Teacher Union Strikes?

Mike Antonucci analyzes the current teacher strike situation in the74million.org

But why are we having so many strikes now?

In the aftermath of the Great Recession, teachers were being laid off across the country. In many places, class sizes grew and salaries were frozen. By any objective measure, the situation was worse than it is now. Yet we saw only a handful of strikes during those years.

The reason seems obvious, and it is not unique to the teaching profession. When you are grateful to still have a job, you are more likely to overlook the less desirable aspects of it.