Oakland's 3,000 member teachers union has authorized a district-wide strike. Among the union's demands are a 12 percent raise over three years and reduced class sizes. The school district, which has offered a 5 percent pay raise, is in the midst of deciding on substantial cuts to address its expected $30 million budget shortfall next year. We'll talk about the strike, which could begin later this month, and what it means for Oakland teachers, students and parents.
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- Negotiations and Budget Frequently Asked Questions (Oakland Unified School District)