Ravenna, Ohio, Teachers' Strike

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<p>In the spring of 1981, teachers in Ravenna, Ohio went on strike for eighty-five school days.&nbsp; As of 1981, it was the longest teachers ' strike in U.S. history.&nbsp; To date, it is the second longest.&nbsp; In 1987, a teacher strike in Homer, Illinois lasted for eight months. </p>
<p>During the 1970s and the early 1980s, a number of teacher strikes occurred in Ohio. Low wages, poor benefits and the lack of state funding upset the teachers, prompting them to go on strike until school districts and the State of Ohio responded to their demands. Teachers struck in several municipalities, including in Dayton, Brunswick, Boardman, Ravenna and Youngstown.</p>