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The End of the Oakland Teacher Strike

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Oakland Unified School District teachers, parents and students rally outside of Glenview Elementary in Oakland on May 11, 2023, during a teacher strike in the district. (Beth LaBerge/KQED)

The Oakland teacher’s strike ended on Monday, when the teachers union reached a tentative agreement with the district. Classes were canceled for tens of thousands of students for seven days. The deal not only includes pay raises for teachers and other school staff, but also so-called “common good” proposals that address broader community needs, like support for unhoused families and improvements to transportation access and infrastructure.

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