Early this morning, the Oakland Education Association called off the teachers strike, which has been going on for seven school days.
School will be open today, Monday, with regular school instruction fully back on Tuesday, May 16, 2023.
The union and the school district have reached a tentative agreement on the contract, including a compensation package which would increase teacher pay, as well as the “common goods” bargaining points which some school board members previously refused to bargain on. On day three of the strike, OUSD school board president Mike Hutchinson along with the district held a virtual press conference stating his “disappointment” with the teachers union in calling a strike before they reached an impasse. He also emphasized that the common good proposals don’t belong in a teachers contract.
Now that the sides have reached a tentative agreement, OEA members need to vote on it.
After today, there will be eighth more days of school before summer is out.
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The author is a former OUSD teacher (2002-2004).
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