On Sunday, March 3, Oakland Education Association members voted to ratify their contract. With a turnout of over 70% of OEA members voting, the results were 64% YES for the 2017/18 contract term, and 58% for the 20/21 contract term.
Oakland saw the power and unity come alive due to the what they built at school sites, within their union, and throughout and beyond the City of Oakland. They estimate that 95% of OEA members honored the strike and they were able to build new leadership at all 86 of their schools.
The fight continues to ensure that the handful of billionaires are unable to determine the educational opportunities of Oakland students.
Watch the video from Friday at the Oakland March
UESF stands with Oakland educators who continue to strike to gain improvements that support student learning and a fair wage that allows educators to remain in Oakland and the Greater Bay Area.
Posted by United Educators of San Francisco on Tuesday, February 26, 2019