Strike FAQ for Our Community
When will the strike begin?
SCTA and SEIU 1021 are on strike beginning March 23, 2022.
Why are SCTA and SEIU 1021 on strike?
We are on strike because every student deserves a teacher in their classroom in a fully staffed school. We are facing a severe staffing crisis in our district. It’s time to prioritize our students.
Every single day 3,000 SCUSD students go without even a substitute teacher and nearly 600 students go without any instruction due to a lack of independent study instructors.
Nobody wants to be on strike. But educators are willing to advocate for the schools our children deserve.
How long will the strike last?
The strike will last until an agreement is reached.
What can I do to help?
- Join educators at school sites in the morning and at our midday actions. Check out SCTA’s Facebook page here for more information on midday actions.
- Send a letter to your school board member here.
- Volunteer to help here.
- Donate to our Strike Fund here
- Have a message of support to share? You can use our Flipgrid to upload a video here.
Can the district afford to recruit and retain educators in SCUSD?
Yes. SCUSD is in the best financial position in its history. The district has hundreds of millions in federal funds and has had budget surpluses in the last 11 out of 12 years. Instead of spending resources on students by recruiting and retaining staff, Superintendent Jorge Aguilar and the SCUSD school board have demanded cuts in the average educator’s take-home pay of $10,000 per year. This will worsen our staffing crisis.” The district doesn’t have a budget problem, they have a priorities problem.
Support and Activities for Children During the Strike
We’ll continue to add resources here as we find them. Check out this article from SacBee –>
What is the solution educators are fighting for?
The District should accept the neutral mediator’s compromise to address our severe staffing crisis. SCTA has already accepted it.
For more information, you can download our flyer for parents here.