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Oakland teachers union sets date for strike

OEA unveils its demands, way back in January 2008

If things continue in the next three weeks as they have for the last two years, Oakland teachers will hold a one-day strike on Wednesday, March 24.

The union can’t legally strike yet; it has to wait until a fact-finding panel (which heard evidence from both sides last week) releases a report with recommendations – probably sometime next week, or the week after that.

In January, the union’s membership authorized its leaders to call a one-day strike, so this is another big step in that direction. You can find the Tribune story about it here.

Katy Murphy

Education reporter for the Oakland Tribune. Contact me at kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com.

  • TheTruthHurts

    Balanced story Katy.

    I can’t believe the union doesn’t get that a parcel tax is probably their best chance at a significant increase in the next 3 years. This state is broke and if unemployment is any sign, it ain’t getting any better soon. I’m all for taking philosophical stances, but this one could be at considerable personal expense to the teachers. I doubt charters are going away soon given the stance of both Dems and Repubs, so I’d take my money and run.