Oakland teachers, school district deeply divided over how much city can pay

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San Francisco Chronicle

Mar 1, 1:00 AM

Oakland teachers, school district deeply divided over how much city can pay

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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