Friday, April 15, 2011


We are in a State of Emergency and we need every one of you to be informed and involved!

May 9-13 State of Emergency Week of Action

Rep Council is Monday, May 2. We will spend most of the meeting preparing for the Week of Action May 9-13, so be sure you are informed! We encourage members to go to Sacramento on Monday, May 9th to set the tone for the week-long occupation - OEA is scheduling a bus, and there will be sign-ups at Rep Council, so let your Rep know if you want to be on the bus. CTA will pay for your release time. If you can't go Monday, go another day with a few others from your site - CTA will pay for release time and transportation. You need to register online at

Much more information will be available at Rep Council on May 2nd.

Go HERE for more events during May 9 - 13

5/8/11 A's vs. Orioles Saturday,

A's vs. Orioles
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Tailgate 4:00 PM in the B lot
Game time 7:05 PM

Dear Rori,

It's not too late to order your tickets for what's always a fun event -- meet colleagues from other ALCOSTA (Alameda Contra Costa) locals at a pre-game tailgate (we provide the food and beverages), then watch the A's beat the Orioles! Post-game fireworks!!

Get Your Tickets Soon -- Deadline Extended!

· $20 discounted Lower Box tickets (reg. $30)

· Reserved Alcosta seating in the first 20 rows from the field

· Watch the post-game fireworks show right on the field

· Place your order with your Site Representative or call directly to OEA at 763-4020 no later than Friday, May 20.

· Pay by cash or check made out to OEA.

· Pick up your tickets at OEA the week of May 23rd or at the tailgate on game day.

· For more information, call OEA or check the website at

Place your order now! There aren't many tickets left!!

Go A's!

Betty Olson-Jones, President
Oakland Education Association

Friday, April 1, 2011

4/13/11 Oakland Board of Education Special Meeting

Thank you from Oakland Education Association for showing up in big, spirited numbers for last week's "Special" Board of Education Meeting!
For the many who couldn't get into the main chambers or Hunter Hall and who provided a steady backdrop of chanting for 1 1/2 hours, don't forget to come back to the School Board meeting tomorrow, April 13, at 5 pm. Because this is not a "special study session," public comment will be at the beginning of the meeting. Come make your voices heard!

We've asked that the meeting be held in Hunter Hall to accommodate more people, and we've been assured that there will be Spanish translation available. Let's keep the pressure on -- WE WANT THE LAYOFFS RESCINDED!

May 2011 OEA Executive Board and CTA Rep Elections!!

HERE to learn more about the

2011 Candidates!

Elections will take place May 9 - May 13 at your site.
See your OEA Rep for an official ballot!

OEA Members:

Join candidates for OEA Executive Board and CTA State Council at a Candidates' Forum. Here's your opportunity to meet the candidates and ask questions.

When? Thursday, May 5, 5:00-7:00 pm
Where? OEA Center, 272 E. 12th Street, Oakland

We're hosting this forum in response to requests from members and in hopes that it will inspire a big turnout at the upcoming elections, to be conducted at sites
May 9-13.
Co-hosted by OEA's Elections Committee and Political Involvement Committee