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Feb. 21, 2019
2,000 plus teachers in the Oakland Unified School District went on strike. After 7 days on the picket line, they won their demands. An 11% pay increase over 4 years, a 3% bonus (to pay for their time on strike) smaller class sizes, more support staff and a five-month moratorium on school closures.
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