95 percent of Oakland teachers vote to strike

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Oakland Unified Teachers have voted yes to a strike. According to the union 95-percent of members have voted yes.

The union also said no strike date has been decided, but if they don't get what they want from the district they could go on strike by the end of the month.

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According to the teachers union, 95-percent of union members voted to strike.

Both sides are waiting on a fact-finding report-- results of that report will be available in 10 days.

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The vote took place at Oakland Tech High School Monday.

On Friday, students walked out of class at Oakland Tech to show solidarity with the teachers, saying their teachers should be able to afford to live in the Bay Area.

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Teachers have been working without a contract since July 2017. They are fighting for smaller class sizes and higher salaries.

Oakland teachers want a 12 percent raise over three years. The school district is offering five percent. The district is facing a $30 million deficit. The school board says it will have to close some schools.

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