About Us

Funding for a First Class Education

Investments in the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) are investments in the future leaders of Oakland, Calif., our state, and nation. All Oakland students deserve full-service community and financially secure schools that can provide them with the resources to support the whole child and the education necessary for a prosperous future. For years, Oakland communities have endured repeated cuts to education budgets. This harmful trend must be reversed and Oakland schools must be fully funded to support the needs of students, parents, educators, and school leadership.

Fighting for Educational Quality

United Administrators of Oakland Schools (UAOS) proudly represent both certificated and classified leadership – principals, assistant principals, early childhood education site leaders, directors, coordinators, program managers, and supervisors who work at various locations throughout the school district.  

UAOS is currently headed by UAOS President, Lee Thomas and an elected  executive board.  The elected officers and its president are full-time employees of Oakland Unified School District (OUSD). Each executive board meeting has documented minutes and are open to it’s membership which are held on the first Monday of each month. General membership meetings are held twice a year and also have documented minutes. The calendar will be updated with the dates of general membership meetings as they are set.

UAOS Vision

Serving educational/operational managers and leaders to uplift our democracy by protecting and enhancing our public school system to ensure we educate all children within our communities.

UAOS Mission

As public educational/operational managers and leaders, we MUST be the driving force in strengthening our conditions to attract and retain the best employees. The quality of our employees and the conditions in which they work in, are paramount to the academic and social success that all of the students in our community deserve and expect.

We are proud to be an affiliate of the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), AFL-CIO, the Central Labor Council of Alameda Council, the Association of School Administrators, and California Association of Urban School Administrators.

We are educational/operational managers and leaders in the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) who joined together in union to strengthen our working conditions and enhance our public school system.

United Administrators of Oakland Schools (UAOS) is affiliated with the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), AFL-CIO, as ASFA Local 83.

AFSA is the exclusive national labor union for school administrators, professionals, and supervisors speaking out for excellence and equity in all of our schools, workplaces and communities.

AFSA members are leaders in their schools and communities and are charged with the privilege and responsibility of helping to mold our nation’s students into successful, mindful individuals.

As school leaders, AFSA members are constantly advocating for better public schools and systems of education. In regards to education reform, AFSA members support reforms that put students first and include school administrators in the discussion and implementation.

As a union affiliated with the AFL-CIO, AFSA members recognize the importance of collective bargaining rights and their right to organize. AFSA members are active in the labor movement and proudly stand in solidarity with all trade unionists and school administrators.