Oakland teachers, school district deeply divided over how much city can pay
Mar 1, 1:00 AM
How realistic are the teachers’ demands? Union leaders and district officials fundamentally disagree over how much leeway the school district’s $580 million budget has for raises, which would probably be given to employees in other represented labor groups as well — such as custodians and food service workers. For that reason, each 1 percent raise will cost $3.5 million, according to the district, which is battling a structural deficit and plans to make $22 million in cuts in the coming days.
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