Bargaining Update 3/24/15!!!
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Message from OEA President:
I would like to apologize for the recent delays in getting information out through the email blasts. I will improve that rate of send.
Since no exchange of proposals happened in the last bargaining session it was a bit of a surprise to have the district issue a bargaining update announcing "progress" in the sessions. Your OEA bargaining team has described those sessions as productive engagements. More information in the bargaining update below.
It was gratifying to find out that the Letters of Intent to submit for THE FIVE did not include charter schools. This can be contributed to the strong backlash from you, from the school communities involved, and from the greater Oakland community. We will not allow Oakland Public Schools to handed to charters on a platter. We still have much work to do on this issue.
OUSD Unions and Community Organizations met on March 9 at the Alameda Labor Council and a steering committee met on March 20 at OEA to develop a unified plan to prevent the privatization of the public good and to support public sector workers.
Your OEA Bargaining Team has made great sacrifices to schedule numerous days over March and April in an attempt to bring you a fair settlement as soon as possible.
And you have made great sacrifices to hold solidarity actions at your site, host house meetings, and attend parent and community meetings. These are the actions that fuel movement at the bargaining table. And the creativity, energy, and unity you are brewing will last beyond our current struggle.
By, we should have a clear understanding of whether we can wrap up this negotiation or if there is a need to move to the next step. In order to fully inform you, an OEA Membership Meeting has been scheduled for . Please hold that date right now. We will have some serious decisions ahead.
Check out the UPDATED OEA Salary Schedule for all certificated employees, reflecting the meager raises we have received in the past 10 years.
OEA Response to OUSD Bargaining Update from 2/11/15