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LAUSD teachers strike, Day 8: Could it be wrapped up by Tuesday?

The lights are on at LA City Hall late Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, as LAUSD and UTLA negotiators work through the night in an effort to end the teacher strike. (Photo by Bradley Bermont/Special to the Los Angeles Daily News) LOS ANGELES — Representatives of the Los Angeles teachers union and Los Angeles Unified School District officials negotiated overnight at City Hall into Monday on the eighth day of a teachers strike, with classes set to resume Tuesday, though maybe still without teachers. Sun...
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Garcetti dives into LAUSD, UTLA strike talks, with presidential ambitions on the line

With tens of thousands of teachers striking all over the city he governs, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti stepped up to a City Hall podium last week with a message: “This is the time to make an agreement,” Garcetti said, the first day of a teacher strike that over the next five days would ripple across the region and the nation. Since the strike began, Garcetti, 47, has taken a very public stage with UTLA’s Alex Caputo-Pearl and district chief Austin Beutner. While Caputo-Pearl implored striking...
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LAUSD teachers strike, Day 2: Beutner urges teachers to get back to classroom, says district lost $25 million on first day of walkout

As thousands of Los Angeles Unified School District teachers headed back to the picket lines Tuesday, the district’s chief urged teachers and their union to come back to the classroom, and made a plea for a renewed effort to seek funding from Sacramento to meet teachers’ demands. “Our students are best served with an educator in every classroom,” said LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner in a morning news conference. “We need our educators back in our classrooms, helping to inspire our students.”...
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This independent LA charter school is going on strike today

LOS ANGELES — Teachers at The Accelerated Schools charter network in Los Angeles are set to carry out the first-ever strike by charter teachers in California today, Tuesday, Jan. 15, calling for increased pay and health benefits to reduce the high teacher turnover rate at the school. The teachers are represented by United Teachers Los Angeles, the same union that represents striking Los Angeles Unified School District educators. Negotiations between teachers and The Accelerated Schools began 20 ...
Tags: Education, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, American Federation Of Teachers, Randi Weingarten, Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles Unified School District, Highland Ave, United Teachers Los Angeles, Alex Caputo Pearl


LAUSD teachers strike, Day 2: Here’s what’s happening today

Thousands of Los Angeles Unified School District teachers were headed to the picket lines Tuesday for a second day of striking over demands for smaller class size, a pay hike and more resources in local classrooms. After two years of negotiations that found little common ground between the teachers union and district, thousands of teachers made good on a threat to strike on Monday — the first district walkout since 1989. They formed picket lines outside schools across the vast district and conve...
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This is what class was like at El Sereno Middle School during the LAUSD strike

The LAUSD’s chief academic officer, Dr. Frances Gipson organizes students in the hallway between classes at El Sereno Middle School in Los Angeles on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Gipson is a former principal at the school and helped out Monday as the teachers were out on strike. Only about 25% of the students at El Sereno came to school Monday. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG) The LAUSD’s chief academic officer, Dr. Frances Gipson distributes paperwork to a group of students she was teach...
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Basketball, soccer, wrestling and water polo games, practices postponed until LAUSD teachers’ strike ends

Practice plans and game schedules were already interrupted Monday for the 88 Los Angeles Unified School District high schools in the L.A. City Section — and the situation will worsen with each new day of the teacher’s strike. The work stoppage forces postponement of all practices and games for basketball, soccer, water polo and wrestling teams. “The district can’t provide enough supervision for this kind of work stoppage,” said Carson wrestling coach Sean Soltysik as he headed to a teachers’ ral...
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LA Mayor Eric Garcetti says ‘this is the time’ for LAUSD, UTLA to make an agreement

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday urged the Los Unified School District and United Teachers Los Angeles to return to the bargaining table, adding he was hopeful the two sides could find enough common ground soon to end what is the first such strike in 30 years. “This is the time to make an agreement,” Garcetti said at a news conference Monday afternoon. “There is notmuch that separates the two sides and there has been movement towards what the teachers have demanded and what the district can af...
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LAUSD teacher strike update: LA Metro and museums offer free entry for students

LOS ANGELES — With the first L.A. teachers’ strike in 30 years possibly starting Thursday, L.A. Metro is proposing to offer free rides to students of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Students would be able to ride free from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. each strike day under the directive from Metro CEO Phillip A. Washington, in consultation with L.A. County Supervisor and Metro Board Chair Sheila Kuehl. The full Metro Board will consider the matter at its January 24 meeting if a strike is still unde...
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Metro, Los Angeles County, Phillip, LA Metro, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Kuehl


If there’s an LAUSD teachers strike, non-union substitute teachers could be highly paid

Filling classrooms with substitutes, if a looming strike lands this week, could come with a hefty price tag for Los Angeles Unified. While the district has about about 2,000 district employees — who have teaching credentials but are not in the teachers union — assigned to work in specific schools or areas, according to a new report that came out today, officials could also bring in up to 4,400 contract substitutes to fill holes. Those subs would make substantially more than regular L.A. Unified ...
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As students head back to school, LAUSD strike looms

The kids are back in school — but another interruption to their education may be days away. As students in the Los Angeles Unified School District return to class Monday, Jan. 7, after the holiday break, a brewing storm over the future of education in the district looms, with 30,000 teachers planning to strike on Thursday, Jan. 10. The coming strike is over what the teachers union, the UTLA, calls the district’s failure to reduces class sizes and boost staffing — particularly counselors, librari...
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As LA Unified pushes new legal bid to postpone strike, parents and teachers make their picket signs in North Hollywood

On a street corner in North Hollywood, dozens of LAUSD elementary school students held handmade picket signs and chanted “Class size matters” or “We support teachers” to honking passersby on Sunday, as the teachers union said that its Jan. 10 strike date may be prolonged to Jan. 14 by a new legal offensive filed by the district. “UTLA goes to court proactively this week to scuttle his third attempt at an injunction, based on a disingenuous claim that UTLA did not give sufficient notice of our in...
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As LAUSD pushes new legal bid to postpone strike, parents and teachers make their picket signs in North Hollywood

On a street corner in North Hollywood, dozens of Los Angeles Unified elementary school students held handmade picket signs and chanted “Class size matters” or “We support teachers” to honking passersby on Sunday, as the teachers union said that its Jan. 10 strike date may be prolonged to Jan. 14 by a new legal offensive filed by the district. “UTLA goes to court proactively this week to scuttle his third attempt at an injunction, based on a disingenuous claim that UTLA did not give sufficient no...
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Two years into a fierce contract battle, LAUSD, UTLA can’t agree on a common set of facts

It’s taken two years. Numerous visits to the bargaining table. Back and forth. A mediator. A fact-finder. And after all that — as the potential for the first teachers strike in nearly 30 years cast its ever-darkening shadow this week — chief of the vast Los Angeles public school district Austin Beutner came to an overarching coda on the fierce contract fight that has engulfed the second-largest school district in the United States. “Part of my frustration in this is, we are two years in and ther...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Lausd, Local News, John McCoy, Middle, Los Angeles Unified School District, DTLA, Grand Park, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Alex Caputo Pearl


Teachers, stand up to the Goliath of the UTLA union

It’s a lot easier to threaten a strike than to carry one out successfully. The reason for that, obviously, is that during a strike, workers don’t get paid. And the longer the strike, the worse the financial hardship. United Teachers Los Angeles has been negotiating a new contract with the Los Angeles Unified School District for nearly two years. In August, the union held a strike-authorization vote. The voting took place at school sites. Over 80 percent of union members cast ballots, and 98 perc...
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What’s in store in the brave new 2019?

Are the calendar pages just arbitrary ink on paper or an undeniably good way of keeping track of not just time passing but our societal and personal ups and downs? That’s one question to ponder as we put 2018 in the past on this New Year’s Day. But it’s not the question — the Question of the Week, that is. The first QOTW of the new year. That question for you, our readers, here on Jan. 1, goes to your expectations — along with your hopes and fears — for the new year of 2019. What are your predic...
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Look forward to a bright 2019 filled with progress

Let us focus on the good news within our own community, our state, our country, our world and even our universe that last year brought  us — in hopes that it will inspire us for the year to come! In Orange County, thanks to the leadership of one man above all others, Judge David Carter, facilities are finally being constructed approaching what is needed to help those of the homeless who are able and willing to be helped. Centers are expanding throughout the county where those in need can get hel...
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A UTLA strike will accomplish nothing. LAUSD, UTLA should compromise

On Jan. 10, the Los Angeles Unified School District could be hit with a teacher strike due to a failure of the district and the teachers’ union to reach a deal in contract negotiations. A strike wouldn’t be in the best interests of anyone, and we encourage both sides to continue working toward a solution rooted in reality. The reality is that the LAUSD’s finances are unsustainable as they currently stand. In fact, the district is on such poor fiscal footing that there’s a real possibility the di...
Tags: Opinion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, Lausd, District, United Teachers Los Angeles, Reason Foundation, Independent Financial Review Panel, UTLA, John Moorlach, L A Unified Advisory Task Force, LAUSD UTLA


UTLA’s strike authorization vote: what we’re fighting for

Ms. K is a popular young math teacher. At a school with one of the lowest socioeconomic demographics in the state, she’s hardworking and effective, and has earned her students’ affection. She says she could see spending the rest of her life at our school. Except she’s gone. As the United States has fallen behind other countries in math and science, we recognize the problem and search for a solution. Julianne is part of that solution. But our school didn’t have enough money to keep her. Such layo...
Tags: California, Opinion, Washington, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Lausd, Henderson, Julianne, Scheidler, UTLA, Garrity, Guest Commentary, Glenn Sacks, United Teachers of Los Angeles