A strike was called by Hayward Education Association beginning Thursday April 5th. HEA is asking for the same raise as the cost of living increase the district received, 8.08%.
The Hayward Unified School District was given a 8.08% cost of living adjustment (COLA) of the beginning of 2007. The teachers are asking the same amount retroactive to the beginning of July 1st, 2006. In response, the district offered 7% which would take effect on May 1st, 2007.