Will Sacramento Teacher Union Officials Call Strike?
After all of the fallout from previous California strikes, including massive layoffs in districts that have already endured a strike, Sacramento teacher union officials are contemplating a strike that even fellow public sector union officials are not supporting. Chris Reed has the story in calwatchdog.com.
Teachers in the Sacramento City Unified School District have authorized a strike, hoping to follow in the footsteps of teachers in Los Angeles Unified and Oakland Unified and secure substantial raises after a brief walkout.
But in key ways, the dynamics appear different. In Los Angeles and Oakland, the public and the local media were clearly sympathetic. Teachers had not had significant raises in years, and with the cost of housing going up arguably have lost purchasing power in recent years.