News
Update on school cleanup and makeup days

We continue to be in regular contact with LAUSD officials and State Superintendent Tom Torlakson, advocating for state support so that LAUSD is not financially penalized for this unprecedented natural disaster. We know there are many pending areas of concern, including how to handle the major disruption to final exams and elementary reports cards.

Emergency Alert
Wildfires close hundreds of schools across district

All schools in the San Fernando Valley and 17 schools affected by the Skirball fire will be closed Thursday, December 7, and Friday, December 8. This includes all schools in Local District Northeast, all schools in Local District Northwest, and 17 schools in Local District West.

Statement
UTLA Statement Regarding Recent Accusations on Social Media

As an organization on the forefront of the fight against racism and sexism, and building the movement for social justice, UTLA honors women across the country who have come forward against sexual harassment and abuse.

President's Perspective
Organizing and actions work

How dare the district spend two years threatening our healthcare! How dare LAUSD threaten to punish educators for LAUSD’s financial dilemmas when the district has done little over the past few years to address California being 46th out of 50 states in per-pupil funding.

Action
Thousands attend our 'Save Our Schools' regional rallies

Thousands, who attended our raucous rallies on November 16, stretched from Harbor City to North Hills displayed the positive spirit of public education while sending a serious message about what’s at stake if we don’t stop starving our schools and start supporting educators.

Press Release
UTLA Demands Ref Rodriguez Recuse Himself from Charter Vote

On Monday, Nov. 6, the law firm for United Teachers Los Angeles sent a letter to LAUSD School Board Member Ref Rodriguez demanding he recuse himself from voting to uphold or deny charter petitions on Tuesday, Nov. 7., citing criminal pending charges.

News
'Random' searches criminalize students and don’t make schools safer

Dozens of times a day, school deans and security walk into LAUSD classrooms and pick out five students to conduct a “random” search. This Op-Ed written by student Grace Hamilton of Marshall High School, which was rejected by the LA Times, offers rare insight from a young perspective.

News
The ‘billionaire bloc’ coming after our healthcare

This week, the “billionaire bloc” on the LAUSD School Board expressed hostility several times toward UTLA’s bargaining proposals and dismissed our bold platform to save public education in LA as “magical thinking.”