Strike Overview and Timeline
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Tentative Agreement reached on May 14, 2023 provides the raise our teachers deserve!
In addition to a historic raise for our teachers, through this TA between OUSD and OEA, we have deepened our investments in the visual and performing arts, counselors, and have provided our elementary teachers with cherished additional time for planning and collaboration. Elementary school students will also benefit from more intervention and enrichment time with teachers.
Review the full Tentative Agreement here.
Monday, May 15, 2023
The Oakland Education Association (OEA) has called off its strike and school will resume as normal on Tuesday, May 16! All OUSD schools will be open on Monday, and students are welcome on campus. However, it is not clear how many staff will be present at any given site. Monday will be a “transition day” for OEA members to prepare for regular school to resume on Tuesday. They may be at school on Monday but are not required to be. Some teachers may choose to be back in class with their students; others may choose not to come to campus. We will release more details about the agreements between OUSD and OEA later in the day on Monday.
Sunday, May 14, 2023
Regarding contract negotiations with the Oakland Education Association, OUSD is releasing the following statement:
"We are making good progress and will keep our families and community updated throughout the night."
Saturday, May 13, 2023
We are pleased to announce that OUSD and the Oakland Education Association (OEA) have reached four agreements on Common Good issues: (1) Housing and Transportation, (2) Community Schools Grant, (3) Black Thriving Community Schools, and (4) School Closures. These agreements are the culmination of discussions that recently occurred outside of the teachers’ contract bargaining process. For more information, you can view each agreement below:
Black Thriving Community Schools
OUSD appreciates the collaborative nature of the discussions and the effort of the OEA members involved to reach these agreements.
Friday, May 12, 2023
Seventh Day of Strike
Teachers Complete Seventh Day of Their Strike; OUSD Reveals Impacts That Could Follow if Strike Continues Into Second to Last Week of School Year
Thursday, May 11, 2023
Sixth Day of Strike
OUSD Updates Community After Day Six of Strike
Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Fifth Day of Strike
OUSD Updates Community After Fifth Day of Teachers’ Strike and Shares Information About District Offer and “Common Good” Proposal
OUSD Shares Information Regarding Options for Food for Families
Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Fourth Day of Strike
OUSD Updates Community After Fourth Day of Teachers’ Strike
Monday, May 8, 2023
Third Day of Strike
OUSD Superintendent Shares Message with Community as District Prepares for Fourth Day of Teachers' Strike
Sunday, May 7, 2023
OUSD Announces Teachers’ Strike Will Continue on Monday; District Continues to Work Toward Agreement with OEA
Saturday, May 6, 2023
OUSD Ends Second Day of Strike Ready to Negotiate, and Hoping for Resolution Before Monday
Friday, May 5, 2023
Second Day of Strike
Families Do Not Need to Report Absences During the Strike
Thursday, May 4, 2023
First Day of Strike
Teachers' Strike to Continue Friday, May 5; District Looking Forward to Continuing Negotiations
Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Oakland Education Association Plans to Strike; Students and Families Should Expect Picket Lines on Thursday
Current OUSD Proposal: Wins for Staff and Students
OUSD's Response to the Common Good
OUSD’s Visual and Performing Arts Program (VAPA) Proposal
What to Know about a Strike
Family Resource in multiple languages