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.

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.

Action
Oct. 11 Picket4Power

On Wednesday morning, before the first bell, hundreds of members picketed outside theirs schools sites, not only at Miguel Contreras HS but all across the district as healthcare negotiations with LAUSD intensify and word of potential benefit cuts spread.

Media Coverage
Bargaining for the Common Good: Alex Caputo-Pearl

In this week’s Just Talk, John Rogers sits down with Alex Caputo-Pearl, president of the United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA). For more than two decades, Alex has taught in Los Angeles elementary schools and high schools.

News
Big Red Tuesday shows solidarity across social media

Seeing red across LAUSD, our unity will bring us the win for our schools and our students. We are fighting for our healthcare, fair salaries, 20by20 ($20k per pupil funding by 2020) and the common good.

News
Tuesday: board members to elect new president

Ref, as he faces felony charges and more than two dozen criminal counts, should recuse himself altogether and not be allowed to vote for his replacement, the next president of the school board. We reiterate a call for his resignation as we fight back healthcare cuts and fight for the Schools LA Students Deserve.

Press Release
Labor, community blasts billionaires, defeats AB 1217

With statewide labor solidarity and community support, the billionaire carve-out bill known as AB 1217 was defeated last week. With strong campaign efforts by UTLA members and allies, including our affiliates, the NAACP, LA County Democratic Party and the state PTA, our message and organizing was powerful enough that the bill was never brought to a vote by the Senate.

Statement
The Billionaires Bought this Election

We’re in the midst of an existential fight for the soul of public education, and last night we lost an important round. It’s a troubling development — for our communities and for our democracy — that a handful of wealthy individuals can essentially buy a local election.

Media Coverage
Magnolia Avenue Parents, Teachers Protest Sharing Campus with Charter School

About 50 parents, teachers and students from Magnolia Avenue Elementary School gathered Tuesday in downtown Los Angeles to protest the addition of a charter school on Magnolia’s campus. “Our children will lose several programs,” said Guadalupe Garcia, a parent of two Magnolia Avenue Elementary students. “It’s unfair.”