Dear OEA Sisters and Brothers,
The Teacher Spring of 2018 has provided inspiration and energy to educators across the country.
We in Oakland and throughout California have had enough of being the fifth largest economy in the world, yet one of the lowest states in funding for schools.
You have seen in communications from OEA the word strike for the first time. The legal processes for calling a strike can not be completed before the end of the year.
But, if the district does not come with significant proposals on May 14, there will likely be movement toward declaring impasse, the first stage in the process.
So, it is time to consider, and time to inform OUSD, what you are ready to strike for.
The one thing that could make a difference to the district offer on May 14 is you. The district must believe that we are ready to do what is necessary to put students at the center.
Your presence on May 9 is critical to what is offered on May 14. See you there for some or all of the Rally to the Board!