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As the Oakland teachers’ strike enters its sixth day, rain can’t dampen the enthusiasm of Oakland teachers and community members in their fight against billionaire privatizers and the bought-off school board.
97 percent of families are honoring the pickets in the OUSD strike. Parents tell us why the teachers’ fight is their fight too.
Last month’s victory by Los Angeles teachers made clear they were on strike to improve conditions for all the students and communities they serve, including demands for racial justice. Unions and an organized mass movement are the best tools teachers have to make this a reality.
An anti-union group hired a private plane to slander the leadership of the Oakland teachers’ union. The stunt reveals a network of wealthy donors and Republican politicians that want to break the power of unions, and the OUSD strike, at any cost.
Teachers at San Francisco’s Mission High School adopted Skyline High School in Oakland, raising funds to support teachers there during the strike. Today, several Mission teachers are standing in solidarity with Skyline teachers on the picket line.
Billionaires care about one thing: protecting their profits. That’s why they use charter schools to destroy two of the top threats to their fortunes: unions and taxes.
Teachers went on strike again on Friday, with fierce shows of unity and community support.
Alex Webster-Guiney, a special education teacher at Oakland High School, helped lead the teacher wildcats earlier this winter. She shares her reflections on the strike’s first day with Majority.
Thousands of teachers, parents and students shut down most of the Oakland Unified School District and rallied to demand fully-funded public education.