OCCUPY Oakland November 2nd General Strike


Bridges Elementary to Join Occupy Oakland Strike



Occupy Oakland General Strike November 2, 2011


In a unanimous vote on 10/28/11, the OEA Executive Board endorsed Occupy Oakland's November 2 "General Strike/Mass Day of Action" and is urging members to participate in a variety of ways, including taking personal leave to join actions at Frank Ogawa Plaza, doing informational picketing at school sites, and holding teach-ins on the history of general strikes and organizing for economic justice.

Faced with growing class sizes and dwindling resources, school closures, and the ongoing attempts of charter management companies to entice Oakland schools to convert to charters, it is critical that we link our struggles with those of the 99% of Americans fighting for social and economic justice. It is simply wrong that banks and corporations are bailed out and continue to reap huge profits, while schools and social services suffer.

Join us on November 2nd, in solidarity with Occupy Movements across the globe!

WE ARE THE 99%!

Betty Olson-Jones
OEA President



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Letter to Parents : WHY THE OEA SUPPORTS OCCUPY OAKLAND’S MASS DAY OF ACTION/ GENERAL STRIKE*




Occupy Oakland Spanish Flyer







FAQ's- Nov. 2nd strike questions - OEA responses


Thank you to OEA members who responded to the email blast with questions!
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WHY THE OEA SUPPORTS OCCUPY OAKLAND’S MASS DAY OF ACTION/GENERAL STRIKE*





LABOR STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH OCCUPY WALL ST. OAKLAND MOVEMENT!!!


Sisters & Brothers,
 
Excitement is continuing to build nationally and worldwide for the "Occupy Movement"!  Workers, students, unemployed, homeless, seniors, those who have lost their homes to foreclosures and those who have lost their jobs - the 99% are standing up and fighting back against the 1%!!!!
 
We are experiencing the results of a failed economy and inability of the richest nation in the world to provide for the 99%.  We know that the 1% is only getting greedier and richer.  But, things are changing and this movement is catching fire.
 
Inspired by the spirit of the fight against Wall Street, the Alameda Labor Council urges all union members and your families to join us as we stand in solidarity with Occupy Oakland on Wednesday, November 2.  This Day of Action will be a public demonstration of support for the right to peaceably assembly without interference, and against the growing wealth and income inequality created by Wall Street and the actions of the richest 1%.
 
Individual unions and your members are encouraged to express solidarity in whatever form you find appropriate.  These are some options for Nov 2:
 
1. At your worksite.  Before work or during lunch, come together to talk about the Occupy Wall Street movement.  Wear 99% stickers.
 
2. Noon Bank action.  Meet at Oakland City Hall and join a Wells Fargo Bank action. 
 
3. Mobilization at 5pm.  Labor's focus will be to turn out for this mobilization.  We will converge at the Frank Ogawa Plaza at City Hall to join with Occupy Oakland.
 
Wear your union shirts and be visible so Occupy Oakland knows that labor is standing with them.
 
At 7pm the Alameda Labor Council with our affiliates will be hosting a "cook out" and serving dinner to all in attendance.
 
What can your union do to support this effort?
  • Contribute to the "cook out". We expect to feed 1,000s at 7pm on Nov 2.  A detailed budget will be sent out tomorrow.
  • Volunteer monitors needed for 5pm mobilization.  If your local can round up 4-10 monitors, that would be great.
  • Contribute to fund a lead "occupy" organizer.  The occupy movement requires experience, time and committment to build good relationships.  We will be setting up a dedicated fund to resource this level of organizing. If your local has staff you can reassign to this effort, let's talk.
Please see the labor flyer attached and spread the word to all your families, friends and networks!
To donate and/or volunteer, call 510-632-4242 x226 OR email: weareone@alamedalabor.org.
 
 We are the 99%!!!!!
 
Josie Camacho
 
 
 
Josie Camacho
Alameda Labor Council
Executive Secretary-Treasurer
100 Hegenberger Rd., Suite 150
Oakland, CA  94621




FLYER FOR LABOR STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH OCCUPY WALL ST. OAKLAND MOVEMENT!!!




OEA Substitute Ms. Randle Suffers Police brutality Tuesday October 25, 2011




Bridges Elementary to Join Occupy Oakland Strike




Teaching Materials For November 2, 2011 Occupy Oakland


The education workgroup that has come out of Occupy Oakland strike planning, asks that the OEA get the email below out to members, calling on teachers to pledge to participate in a teach-in week about the movement, and also prompting teachers to share and access teachers materials. 

There is also a schools outreach meeting planned for  2pm, tomorrow, Sunday @ Laney College.  Room G100 to discuss outreach to schools by parents, students, teachers and community members.  

It would be great if this could go out to members as well and if any OEA reps could join us.  

Occupy Oakland's Education Committee calls on educators in the Bay Area and around the world 
to teach about this movement! 


OCCUPY OAKLAND TEACH-IN WEEK
10/31-11/4 including 11/2 General Strike Day of Action

@ Schools or Alternative Locations 

We encourage teachers to use this time to teach about: 
  • The Occupy Movement
  • The role of strikes in movement history
  • The systems and issues this movement is protesting against  
  • The possibilities for change this movement is part of envisioning
  • What students need to know about how to stay safe during protests*
*We especially urge all teachers whose students will be attending protests to teach a "know your rights" & 
protest safety lesson on Monday or Tuesday.  
Check out the materials database link below for resources.* 

Join the Movement! Pledge to teach about Occupy Oakland: 

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/teachoccupyoakland/

Find resources and lesson plans for teaching Occupy Oakland 
by checking out the Teach Occupy Oakland Materials Database (updated every few hours): 


Submit lesson plans and materials to share with other teachers 
by completing the form below.


Build schools, not jails! Fund education, not wars! We are the 99%! 


You can fill it out the form online at: 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEJoSWlBYjNncmRSNEpTVE1VNzl0VFE6MQ

Teach Occupy Oakland! Materials Submission Form

Use this form to link to resources and lesson plans for teaching about: - The Occupy Movement - The role of strikes in movement history - The systems and issues this movement is protesting against - The possibilities for change this movement is part of envisioning - What students need to know about how to stay safe during protests For directions on uploading your materials to the web, copy and paste this link into your browser: 


All submissions will be available for public viewing here: 

 
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