Teachers on Strike In Several States
Public-school teachers in Oakland, Calif., working without a contract since July, last week struck the city's 51,000-student school system in a pay dispute.
All but 200 of the district's 2,800 teachers were striking, a union official reported. But schools continued to operate on half-day schedules, with substitute teachers covering classes. Student attendance was low, the official reported.
Meanwhile, teacher strikes in two other states continued last week.
In Pennsylvania, a strike by the 225 teachers of the 3,600-student Greensburg Salem School District moved into its ninth week.
And in Crossville, Ill., a strike by 23 teachers moved into its second week.