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Oakland Teachers Strike with Student and Community Support, April 29th, 2010: Photos
Oakland teachers were on strike on April 29th, picketing and rallying for a fair contract and against cutbacks for students. They were joined in solidarity all across Oakland by students and community members. Despite the Oakland Unified School District offering scabs $300 for the day, schools were effectively shut down. While Oakland teachers made a strong showing today, where this leaves the Oakland Education Association in their fight against the school board remains to be seen after the board imposed a contract without their consent on April 21st. Undoubtedly, the struggle will continue.
"Honk if you care" at Oakland High School. Lots of honking as cars passed; not so much going on inside the school this day. Report was that three or four scabs were supervising not more than ten students at this location.
Another school effectively shut down. Report was four scabs watching Avatar in the library with 10-15 students.
ILWU shows solidarity with Oakland teachers and Rio Tinto miners.