In February 1968, the state teachers' union, the Florida Education Association (FEA), staged the first statewide teachers strike in the country. The strike occurred in response to Governor Claude Kirk's refusal to meet FEA demands on salary and school budget increases.
Florida Education Association Records, 1886-1986, Collection M86-11
Noll, Jody Baxter. "We Are Not Hired Help": The 1968 Florida Statewide Teacher and the Formation of Modern Florida. Florida Historical Quarterly 95, no. 3 (2017):356-382.
Kallina, Edmund F. Claude Kirk and the Politics of Confrontation. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 1993.