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How We Got Here. OEA presents. OEA’s Long Fight for Quality Public Education and a Fair Contract. Produced by Craig Gordon with additional photos by Mike Myslinksi, David Turner, Steve Neat, Memo Durgin. In 1995-96, Oakland teachers struck for fair compensation and lower class size….

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How we got here

How We Got Here

OEA presents

OEA’s Long Fight for Quality Public Education and a Fair Contract

Produced by Craig Gordon

with additional photos by Mike Myslinksi, David Turner, Steve Neat, Memo Durgin


In 1995 96 oakland teachers struck for fair compensation and lower class size

In 1995-96, Oakland teachers struck for fair compensation and lower class size…


Though the strike did not win a binding commitment by the district to reduce class size locally

Though the strike did not win a binding commitment by the district to reduce class size locally…


It helped pave the way only months later to funding for class size reduction statewide

…it helped pave the way only months later to funding for class size reduction statewide.


How we got here

In 2003 OEA continued leading the way, beginning a campaign to make corporations pay for public education and other services.


Labor day 2004

Labor Day 2004


Oakland chamber of commerce 11 4 04

Oakland Chamber of Commerce 11/4/04


Oakland tech 12 5 04

Oakland Tech 12/5/04


Sit in in state administrator s office 3 1 05

Sit-in in State Administrator’s Office3/1/05

“Woody” Carter, OUSD Chief of Staff


Students support sit in

Students support sit-in


Town hall meeting 3 8 05

Town Hall Meeting 3/8/05


Protest and sit down at state building 3 15 05

Protest and Sit Down at State Building3/15/05


Making ourselves comfortable

Making ourselves comfortable…


And others less so

…and others less so.


Allendale elementary school boycott 4 8 05

Allendale Elementary School Boycott4/8/05


Teachers reject tentative agreement 4 27 05

Teachers Reject Tentative Agreement4/27/05


Work to rule and informational picketing around the district fremont high 5 11 05

Work-to-Rule andInformational Picketing around the District Fremont High 5/11/05


High school students walk out 5 17 05

High School Students Walk Out 5/17/05


All district unions meeting

All District Unions Meeting

6/8/05


Leafleting downtown through summer 2005 july 27 at shorenstein properties

Leafleting Downtown through Summer 2005July 27 at Shorenstein Properties


Labor day 2005 at health net

Labor Day 2005 at Health Net


How we got here

Jonathan Kozol

Urges Oakland Teachers

to “Fight on!”

9/24/05


Job action defending elementary arts 10 26 05

Job Action Defending Elementary Arts 10/26/05


Protesting biased tribune coverage also 10 26 05

Protesting Biased Tribune Coverage(also 10/26/05)


Protest at school board 12 14 05

Protest at School Board 12/14/05


Afscme president reaffirms commitment to support oea s picket lines if necessary

AFSCME president reaffirms commitment to support OEA’s picket lines, if necessary


Supermarket saturdays begin january 2006

Supermarket Saturdays Begin January 2006

from Rockridge…


To eastmont mall

…to Eastmont Mall.


The facts are in

The Facts Are In!


Teachers protest scab recruitment 1 23 06

Teachers Protest Scab Recruitment1/23/06


Members send off bargaining team to renewed negotiations 1 28 06

Members Send Off Bargaining Team to Renewed Negotiations 1/28/06


City council urges bargaining based on fact finding report

City Council Urges Bargaining Based on Fact Finding Report

2/7/06


Back to the school board 2 8 06

Back to the School Board2/8/06


Cluster leafleting all over town 2 16 06 fruitvale and international blvd

Cluster Leafleting All Over Town2/16/06Fruitvale and International Blvd.


Seiu joins oea in rejecting health caps 2 13 06

SEIU Joins OEA in Rejecting Health Caps2/13/06


Oea makes its case wins support at public forum 3 6 06

OEA Makes Its Case, Wins Support at Public Forum3/6/06


And back to the school board in large numbers 3 8 06

…and back to the School Board in large numbers3/8/06


Membership strike authorization meeting 3 22 06

Membership Strike Authorization Meeting3/22/06


How we got here

1054

YES

330

NO


April 5 2006 march to state offices

April 5, 2006March to State Offices…


And kaiser permanente

…and Kaiser Permanente


4 19 2006 getting ready for the one day all unions ousd strike

4/19/2006Getting Ready for the One-Day, All-Unions OUSD Strike


4 19 2006 all unions rally at oakland tech

4/19/2006All-unions rally at Oakland Tech


4 20 2006 the strike that wasn t tentative agreement reached

4/20/ 2006The Strike That Wasn’t — Tentative Agreement Reached


May 10 2006 tentative agreement ratified

May 10, 2006Tentative Agreement Ratified


October 11 2006 oea gives state administration an f

October 11, 2006OEA Gives State Administration an “F”


12 9 2006 oea organizes conference on crisis in education

12/9/2006OEA Organizes Conference on Crisis in Education


1 17 2009 latest bargaining cycle begins oea sunshines contract proposal

1/17/2009Latest Bargaining Cycle Begins:OEA Sunshines Contract Proposal


Demanding pay equity and

Demanding pay equity and…


Class size reduction and other conditions necessary for quality education for all

…class size reduction and other conditions necessary for quality education for all.


How we got here

May 19, 2007 Longshore workers, teachers and others shut Port of Oakland down, blocking war shipments, demanding $ for schools.


April 4 2008 rally at city hall

April 4, 2008Rally at City Hall


May day 2008 school site leafleting and teach in

May Day 2008School Site Leafleting and Teach-in


June 13 2008 freeway bannering

June 13, 2008Freeway Bannering


February 12 2009 membership meeting and rally

February 12, 2009Membership Meeting and Rally


March 11 2009 protest state administration rip off for charters and attack on adult ed

March 11, 2009Protest State Administration Rip-Off for Charters and Attack on Adult Ed


How we got here

March 24, 2009

Paul Robeson High School Parents, Students, and Staff Tell State Administration:

“Don’t Close Our School”


How we got here

… but District closed Robeson, BEST, Explore, and others while continuing to lead the state in the proportion of charter schools approved.


How we got here

5/13/2009

March around Lake

from Health Net & Kaiser Offices…


How we got here

…to the School Board/State Administration Meeting


June 29 2009 oea press conference opposing state administrator s declaration of impasse

June 29, 2009OEA Press Conference Opposing State Administrator’s Declaration of Impasse…


Just as the district regains local control though the state trustee remains

…just as the District regains “local control”(though the state trustee remains…)


September 9 2009 masked oea members dramatize district s failure to recognize teachers

September 9, 2009Masked OEA Members Dramatize District’s Failure to Recognize Teachers


Sept 24 2009

Sept. 24, 2009

UC Workers and Students Strike Against Education Cuts Statewide


October 14 2009 teachers demand a fair contract now

October 14, 2009Teachers Demand a Fair Contract Now!


How we got here

October 24, 2009Conference at UC Berkeley Plans Statewide Day of Strikes and Action to Defend Public Education (on Mar. 4, 2010)


Nov dec 2009 oea cluster meetings

Nov.-Dec. 2009 OEA Cluster Meetings


Dec 9 2009 teachers rally in the cold to demand a fair contract

Dec. 9, 2009Teachers Rally in the Cold to Demand a Fair Contract


How we got here

January 12, 2010Montera Middle School

Teachers Reach Out for Public Support


January 20 2010 oea general membership meeting

January 20, 2010OEA General Membership Meeting

Time (again) for Oakland’s teachers to decide and to act…


How we got here

OEA members unanimously supported the Bargaining Team’s rejection of the district’s contract proposal


How we got here

94% of members voting authorized action up to a one-day strike and another meeting to consider further action.

93% voted to support statewide actions on March 4.


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