Solidarity with Oakland Educators

Educators play with students at Oakland art build
photo credit: Oakland Education Association, source: Facebook

OEA Contract Ratified! Fight for Public Schools Will Continue


While applauding the gains made with the agreement, educators vowed to continue their fight. Visit OEA to learn more about the historic strike and get engaged in the continuing fight for public education and students in Oakland.

After seven days on strike — with 95% of our members on the line, 97% of students out of school, and tens of thousands on our picket lines and rallies — we have reached a Tentative Agreement! 

This is a historic contract with a win in every major proposal we made. We are now leaps and bounds closer to the schools that Oakland students deserve.

More information to come. Members will have 24 hours to review the contract, and then we will have a ratification vote. Tune in to OEA news on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram live to be a part of our historic press conference at 4pm. 

When we strike, we win!

Oakland educators are raising their voices together for their students, their community, and for public education. Their union, Oakland Education Association (OEA), is fighting to end the teacher retention crisis and provide a great education for every student, regardless of their zip code. They have been working without a contract for a year and a half and have engaged in extensive negotiations with their district. Their demands outline a vision for building the public school system that Oakland families deserve.

Oakland educators are striking for:
✅ Smaller class sizes
✅ More student supports
✅ A living wage
✅ No school closures


Take Action for Oakland Educators

Click here to find a strike line to join in Oakland!

Learn more about the fight for public education in Oakland

Steph Curry Joins All-Star Video in Support of Oakland Teachers Strike!
CTA President Eric Heins on the picket line for Day 1 of the OEA Strike
  • Follow OEA on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates and beautiful photos from their community actions and art builds. 
  • Check out their January newsletter for more in-depth updates.
  • Visit their website for updates and more information on the struggles educators are facing in Oakland.
  • News highlights:
    • Oakland Teachers Strike for Better Lives, NY Mag
    • “Out Here Because I Love Teaching”: The Oakland Teachers Strike, In Photos, In These Times
    • The wave of teacher protests lands in Oakland, Calif., Washington Post
    • Why Oakland teachers are going to strike, OEA President Keith Brown in SF Chronicle
    • Teachers are leading a national workers’ revolt. Oakland may be next., Vox
    • I’m an Oakland Teacher—Here’s Why I’m Prepared to Strike, Bold Italic
    • Oakland teachers announce strike date for Thursday, Feb. 21, ABC7
    • How a Small School’s Impending Closure Became a Rallying Cry for Oakland Teachers, Mother Jones
    • Oakland Teachers Are on the Verge of a Strike, Jacobin
    • Oakland Teachers Gain City Council Ally As Strike Looms, California Educator
    • Oakland teachers vote overwhelmingly to authorize a strike and win city council support, EdSource
    • Oakland Educators Vote to Authorize Strike, California Educator
    • Oakland students, parents rally to save Roots International Academy, KRON 4
    • Protest at Oakland School Board meeting over budget cuts and school closures, ABC7
    • Oakland Unified Teachers, Students Participate in Walkout, March, NBC Bay Area

Visit CTA.org/RedForEd to learn more about the #RedForEd fight in California and nationwide.

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