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Oakland teachers on strike over reduced staffing and low pay

Hundreds of Oakland teachers joined a picket line Friday morning, striking in response to reduced staffing and low teacher pay. The one-day strike was not authorized by the teachers’ union, according to reporting by the S.F. Chronicle.

The middle and high school teachers are asking for a 23% raise in wages. By contrast, the Oakland Unified School District proposed an 11% raise for teachers and 8% for other staff.

The Oakland teachers are striking just as Los Angeles Unified teachers return to their classrooms after a three-day strike by the district’s lowest-paid workers brought classes to a halt for 420,000 L.A. Unified students.