Oklahoma Teachers Pick Up Support in Rural Areas as They March Down Route 66

(Beverly Langley, right, hands out water and encouragement as Oklahoma teachers march to Oklahoma City. Photograph: Mike Elk for the Guardian)

Payday Senior Labor Reporter Mike Elk filed a dispatch for the Guardian from Okie Family BBQ in Bristow, Oklahoma:

“Y’all keep on fighting,” says Beverly Langley, 75, as she hands out water outside of her family’s smokehouse, Okie Family BBQ, outside Bristow. “Don’t give up, just keep on pushing.”

Langley says nearly all the customers coming into her family’s smokehouse have been supportive of the strikers.

“I tell people right now: it’s for the kids, and I think people understand that,” says Langley. “The rich got plenty of money … they just don’t want to give any to us.”

Go to the Guardian to read the full story here. 

About the Author

Mike Elk
Mike Elk is a member of the Washington-Baltimore NewsGuild and is the senior labor reporter at Payday Report. He previously served as senior labor reporter at POLITICO and has written for the New York Times. He also writes for The Guardian.

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