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Crosscurrents

The Oakland teachers strike is settled, but what’s next for OUSD?

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Courtesy of the All City Council Student Union
Oakland Unified School District board meeting on Monday, March 4, 2019.

Oakland teachers won a big pay increase. But over 40% of union members voted not to take the deal, saying it didn’t meet enough of their demands. What’s next for Oakland’s school district, and for the labor movement?

"This strike is part of a real wave. In 2018 there were more major strikes than any other year in the last three decades."

Lee Romney is KALW’s education reporter and Liza Veale is our economy reporter.
 

Liza got her start in radio with KALW's Audio Academy. Now, she is KALW's econmy reporter and a mentor for in the KALW Audio Academy.