Oakland Unified School District
On Sunday, March 3rd, members of Oakland Educators Association (OEA) voted to approve a contract that gets teachers on the path to better raises and smaller class sizes. The contract ratification ended a 7-day strike that united the community.
Teachers, classified workers, and students continue to speak out against the District’s cuts to programs and staff. Hundreds of students, joined by community allies, filled the Board meeting on March 4th.
Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Classified Staff Honor Teacher Picket Lines in Sympathy Strike
OUSD Classified workers including 1,000 instructional specialists, school security officers, administrative workers and other workers honored picket lines in support of striking teachers.
Bettie Reed Smith, President of the SEIU 1021 OUSD Chapter, and Instructional Assistant at Markahm Elementary, released the following statement:
Bay Area Elected Leaders Pledge Support for Working Families Against Billionaire-Backed Assault