The tentative contract agreement must still be ratified by OEA members and approved by the school board. Classes will resume Tuesday.
OEA and the district are reporting some progress with negotiations, but haven’t indicated when the strike could end.
OUSD says non-salary demands are holding up negotiations, while OEA claims the district is refusing to bargain.
Nearly 3,000 OUSD teachers, nurses, psychologists, and their supporters formed picket lines at schools, calling for better pay and working conditions.
The teachers union will be going on strike tomorrow. We answered some basic questions about the strike, and what it means for OUSD families.
Oakland Unified School District released its latest contract proposal on Tuesday, and said it remains committed to negotiations.
Families of students in special education classes also appealed to the OUSD board over changes that will force some of them to switch schools.
The teachers union and OUSD have been negotiating since October. This week’s vote by members clears a path for the union’s leadership to declare a strike.
The action, which was unauthorized by the Oakland Education Association, comes as the school district is negotiating with the union over pay and other conditions.
The Oakland school board says cutbacks are necessary to afford raises, the teachers union disagrees, and some parents want more transparency.