2019 Teachers’ Strike Information
Monday, February 4th, the teachers' union announced that its membership voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike. While this does not guarantee that a strike will happen, and no start date has been set, the teachers' union indicated that it expects to be on strike by the end of the month. We have attached a "Family FAQ" that was prepared by the Oakland Education Association to answer some common questions about the potential strike.
The PPTG supports the teachers should they strike because we value the important role they play in our lives. We fully support smaller class sizes, more resources for students and living wages for our teachers. During the strike, the teachers will form a picket line in front of the school. The most powerful message you can send to the district is to not send your kids to school during the strike.
Since many of our families are unable to take time off to stay home with their kids, Peralta parents are organizing a "strike school" which is school taught off-site by the teachers and open to all OUSD students. Follow up information will be shared via email.
We recognize this strike impacts everyone differently and for some families sending your student to Peralta may be your only option. There are other ways you can get involved, every bit of support helps! Please follow this link to learn more.
Kristel Weaver-Schoeneman & Drew Amerson, PPTG co-chairs