History - 2021

2021 – OSEA History
  • Governor Kate Brown orders schools to reopen in March; in some districts, students return to the classroom for the first time in a year.
  • OSEA holds Conference 2021 remotely.
  • Executive Director Rick Shidaker retires in August; Director of Field Operations Susan Miller steps into the role on an interim basis.
2021 – Labor History
  • A national labor shortage intensifies school staffing issues, creating the worst school staffing crisis in decades.
2021 – World History
  • A mob of Donald Trump- supporting protesters attacked the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, in an attempt to overturn the results
  • Vaccinations for COVID-19 are released in early January.