More than 3,000 public school educators hit picket lines in Oakland, California in a fight for higher wages, smaller class sizes and better overall working conditions.
The first teacher strike in Oakland in 23 years comes 2 years after negotiations between the Oakland Education Association and the Oakland Unified School District failed to produce an agreement.
Teachers vacated classrooms after rejecting the latest offer from the school district on Wednesday, but bargaining is expected to resume on Friday. Teachers said they are prepared to stay on strike until the district gives them a reasonable deal.
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