Statement of OEA President Keith Brown on OUSD Statements Re: Budget Cuts

March 11, 2019
On Friday, OUSD Superintendent Johnson-Trammell sent an email to teachers, parents and staff that is nothing short of media spin – attempting to break the unity that teachers, families and students built during our historic 7-day strike and weaken our resolve going forward.  Rather than accept responsibility for the district budget malfeasance

Friday March 1st, 2pm Picketing at La Esquelita (OUSD board meeting)

(Friday, March 1, 2019) Dear Friends and Allies, Today, OEA educators and community groups are asking friends and allies to join our picket lines at our school sites from 6:30 – 10:30am. Following our pickets, at 11am we will be picketing at La Escuelita, where the OUSD Board plans to have a 2pm meeting,…

OEA Statement Regarding Solidarity Schools

Our picket lines begin at 6:30am tomorrow, February 21st, and we are looking forward to having Oakland families with us. We want to make sure families understand that the Oakland Education Association is not staffing solidarity schools during the strike, including those at Oakland Rec Centers. Some of our trusted community partners have been in

Statement From OEA President Keith Brown on OUSD Spin Regarding Bargaining

(February 18, 2019) In an attempt to undermine the unity of Oakland teachers and parents, the Superintendent and her spokesman have alleged that the union is the barrier to resolving this dispute. Don’t believe their spin. For nearly three months, OUSD has said they have a “new,” “improved,” “substantial,” and now “comprehensive” proposal to make.…

Possible Strike Looming

MEDIA ADVISORY   December 10, 2018   With a Possible School Strike Looming, Oakland Educators to Protest for Fair Contract Tuesday After School at Five Locations   OAKLAND – Hundreds of Oakland Unified School District educators will protest for a fair contract after school Tuesday, Dec. 11, as the Oakland Education Association (OEA) escalates its fight…

Educators to Hold Rally, March

Oakland Teachers have been working without a contract since July 1, 2017. Wednesday’s rally follows 60% of OUSD schools participating in a Work to Contract Week March 26 – March 29 and a march of 800+ on the district Headquarters on April 24. These actions are taken to demand that OUSD put real proposals on…