This FAQ was made by parents for parents
Why are Portland Teachers (PAT) striking?
- For their STUDENTS, our KIDS!
- Our teachers have been negotiating with Portland Public Schools and no matter how
hard they’ve advocated for their profession and our students - PPS is not budging!
- Striking is their last resort and they are doing this for us, for our community, and for their
families! This is a short term inconvenience for a long term solution!
What day will the strike start?
- Wednesday, November 1st, 2023
How long will it last?
- Until PPS agrees to a fair contract that respects our teachers, our students, and our
What do I do if I need childcare?
- Plan ahead starting now - start talking to babysitters, grandparents, family friends
- Contact your employer - this will be impacting families across our City
- Work with other neighborhood families to create pods where parents can switch off or
hire a caretaker for a group
How can we help during the strike?
- Come to the morning picket line!
- Come to the noon action (downtown or at designated locations)!
- Fill out the solidarity form to get the latest information from PAT
- Send the PPS School Board a letter
- Bring friends and family members to morning and afternoon actions!
- Make a sign!
- Share your story about why you support our amazing teachers!
- Bring food, drinks, music & Bring good energy!
- Help with childcare - reach out to other families if you have capacity to help!
- Help us set up and clean up after the pickets!
- Donate money to the PAT strike line!
What will happen on the picket line?
- We’ll make signs, sing songs/chants, talk to one another and build community, eat
snacks, get our steps in walking out front of the school
- We’ll be standing in front of the school in the morning and then meeting for a city wide
rally at Noon each day.
Can I bring my kid to the picket line?