Oakland teachers voted Sunday to ratify their contract deal with the Oakland Unified School ending the seven-day strike.
Educators cast their votes at the Paramount Theather in Oakland.
According to the Oakland Education Association, 70-percent of union members voted and 64-percent of them voted YES for the 2017-2018 contract term and 58-percent voted YES for the 2020-2021 term.
Two days after coming to a tentative agreement with the @OaklandEA, the union members voted to approve the agreement. That means the strike has now officially come to an end. We look forward to seeing everyone back in the classroom tomorrow morning, March 4.— Oakland Schools (@OUSDNews) March 4, 2019
The 3,000 teachers walked off the job Feb. 21, effectively shutting the city’s 86 schools to demand higher pay, smaller classes and more school resources. They were the latest educators in the U.S. to strike over pay and classroom conditions.
After a week of marathon negotiations with the school district, the union announced Friday the teachers won everything they demanded.
The new contract provides a total compensation increase of 14 percent to an 11 percent on-going salary increase with a one-time 3 percent bonus for educators, according to the Oakland Education Association.
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