City of Sacramento Teachers’ Association to Announce Strike Vote

The Sacramento City Teachers Association and Service Employees International Union Local 1021 announce the results of a vote to authorize a strike on Thursday.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A vote to authorize a strike was announced Thursday night that would impact teachers and schools in the Sacramento area.

The Sacramento City Teachers Association and Service Employees International Union Local 1021 voted to authorize a strike. At this time, no date has been set for the start of the strike.

The authorization vote was announced during a Zoom meeting.

In short, this means that the City of Sacramento Teachers’ Association and Service Employees International Union Local 1021 will call for negotiations with the City of Sacramento Unified School District.

According to union officials who said in a press release ahead of the vote, “district employees are frustrated with understaffing and lack of support for students, despite unprecedented state and federal funding levels and record surpluses. of the district”.

After Thursday’s vote, Superintendent Jorge A. Aguilar issued a statement, saying a “strike will hurt our students, families, and employees. After nearly three years of interrupted learning due to school closures , illnesses and COVID-related quarantines, it is heartbreaking that union leaders at the SCTA and SEIU are planning a strike that would harm our students and cause unnecessary disruption in our community.”

Click here to read Superintendent Aguilar’s full statement.

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Andrew B. Reiter