Mike Myslinski

Headquarters Communications

California Teachers Association

1705 Murchison Drive

Burlingame, CA 94010


408-921-5769 (cell)





March 1, 2019


Oakland Education Association

272 East 12th Street

Oakland, CA 94606




Contact: Mike Myslinski with CTA on cell at 408-921-5769, mmyslinski@cta.org





OAKLAND – A 4-year tentative agreement has been reached between the Oakland Education Association (OEA) bargaining team and Oakland Unified School District. This contract caps a historic seven-day strike that united a community to save public education in Oakland. The tentative agreement, which has a win in every major proposal that OEA made,  must be ratified by a majority vote of OEA members. 


The vote will be scheduled shortly – OEA members will first be given 24 hours to consider the details of the agreement. Details will be posted on OEA’s website, and given to the media at 4 p.m. today.


Some highlights of the 4-year tentative agreement include:


  *   Experienced teachers stay in the classroom. 11% salary increase, 3% bonus at ratification

  *   Lower class sizes. Phased-in class size reductions at all schools

  *   School closures. 5-month pause in any school closures

  *   More student supports. Lower caseloads for special education teachers and counselors

  *   A charter cap. The school board will vote to push the state for a charter school moratorium


A 4 p.m. news conference to discuss the tentative agreement will be held at Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church in Oakland this afternoon. It will be broadcast live on the OEA Facebook page:



–WHAT: News conference to discuss the tentative contract agreement reached by OEA and the Oakland Unified School District.


–WHEN and WHERE: The news conference will be at 4 p.m. today, Friday, March 1, at Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church, 1188 12thStreet, Oakland, 94607.



The Oakland Education Association represents 3,000 OUSD educators, including teachers, librarians, counselors, nurses, psychologists, psychiatric social workers, therapists, substitutes, and early childhood and adult teachers. OEA is affiliated with the 325,000-member California Teachers Association and the 3 million-member National Education Association.