Oakland teachers to vote on tentative agreement Sunday

Oakland teachers reach tentative agreement with school district

A tentative agreement has been reached between Oakland teachers and the school district, however, the vote has been postponed until Sunday. 

After seven days, this agreement could potentially bring the strike to an end. 

The Oakland Education Association postponed the vote by a day after announcing earlier it would happen Saturday.

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.

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. 

If the deal is approved, the teachers will return to classrooms next week.



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