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Sacramento Unified School District Employees Announce Strike

Teachers, bus drivers and other employees in the Sacramento Unified School district have announced this morning they're set to go on strike next week.

Two unions representing Sacramento City Unified School district educators and staff have set a strike date as issues over short-staffing continue.

The strike, set for March 23, was announced Thursday at a rally in support of teachers and staff who feel the district is still not adequately staffed. Hundreds of residents attended the rally at the Serna Center ahead of the board meeting. In a Zoom meeting to announce the authorization, the unions said a strike would happen "if the district continued to bargain in bad faith."

The strike will likely affect about 40,000 students in the Sacramento City Unified School district, who have been on campus for in-person learning since the start of the school year, after spending months at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If the walkout is followed through, it would be the second Sacramento teacher strike in four years - the teachers union went on a one-day strike in 2019, when it protested alleged unfair labor practices.

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