Oakland teachers agree on ‘Common Good’ but still on strike

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After a week on strike, the Oakland Education Association (OEA) has reached an agreement on “Common Good” demands, the organization confirms Saturday night. 

The OEA says it will remain on strike. 

The Common Good demands include reparations for Black students, resources for unhoused students, school closures, and shared governance. 

However, it does not include an increase in teacher pay, which is one of the main demands of OEA. 

OUSD is “pleased” that it has reached an agreement with the OEA on these Common Good issues, the school district said in an email.

OEA says it will continue to bargain with OUSD to reach a full tentative agreement. 


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