Thanks to all the CFT members who stood up for the Oakland teachers during their 7-day strike. Whether walking the picket line, adopting schools, or staging walk-ins, CFT members stood strong with our sisters and brother in Oakland, who were fighting for the future of public education in their communities.

Through their efforts on the picket line, and with broad community support, Oakland teachers were able to win a significant wage increase, and to begin addressing class size issues.

Coming on the heels of the historic UTLA strike, the Oakland strike also brings much needed pressure on Sacramento. It will be up to all of us to continue to demand full funding for our public schools and to hold charter schools accountable to our local communities.