OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- The first day of the Oakland teacher strike brought a large crow out in support. On Thursday, 3,000 teachers went on strike after two years of failed contract negotiations with the district.
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The teacher union and district met Wednesday to continue negotiations. The district did increase its salary offer, with a total compensation package of 8.5 percent.
Teachers have been asking for a 12 percent increase. Negotiations are expected to resume Friday.
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