One of the very best things about Labor Notes is not only that they keep track of labor movement “hot spots” around Yankeedom. In addition, they also show HOW the labor movement is effective. In this case, the teachers in Oakland were rightfully skeptical of the administration’s ability to make sure the schools were safe and ready for the return of students in the fall. What they did was to take matters into their own hands. They developed their own check-lists and trained workers in how to conduct safety checks through Zoom. Go Oakland teachers!