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
School board members are not above the law, should set example for the Schools LA Students Deserve

The criminal charges against Ref Rodriguez are very serious, and we expect him to be held accountable. While we will await more details on the specifics of this case, we as a city are again challenged by the question of how corporate special interests like the California Charter School Association and their billionaire allies have often been allowed to act with impunity, and above the law.

Media Coverage
DACA School Board Rally Calls On Funding Need for Recipients

Educators, students, parents, and community members rallied at the Los Angeles Unified Board of Education after school on Tuesday, September 12, to testify to the devastating impact of the Trump administration’s rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and to raise awareness of the time-sensitive need for DACA renewal funds.

Media Coverage
Educator Saul Jimenez Speaks at DACA School Board Rally

Educators, students, parents, and community members rallied at the Los Angeles Unified Board of Education after school on Tuesday, September 12, to testify to the devastating impact of the Trump administration’s rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and to raise awareness of the time-sensitive need for DACA renewal funds.

Press Release
Rally, fundraising Call to Support DACA Renewals

Educators, students, parents, and community members will be rallying at the Los Angeles Unified Board of Education after school on Tuesday, September 12, to testify to the devastating impact of the Trump administration’s rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and to raise awareness of the time-sensitive need for DACA renewal funds.

Press Release
UTLA condemns Trump’s decision to end the DACA program

UTLA repudiates Trump’s decision to end DACA, and his ongoing, hateful rhetoric and actions towards immigrant communities. This is outright discrimination based on race and national origin, and should be condemned as such.

President's Perspective
Schools LA Students Deserve campaign: Unapologetic about what students, educators need

At the core of UTLA’s strategic plan is a very basic concept: If public education is to survive and thrive in Los Angeles, it is time for us to call the question on why our schools are being starved. It is simply not acceptable that California, as the fifth largest economy in the world, stands at 46th among the states in per-pupil funding.

Press Release
Rally to support STEM schools, defeat ‘boutique’ school bill AB 1217

LOS ANGELES – Educators, students, parents and graduates of district STEM schools will rally TODAY at 4 PM on the front steps of Helen Bernstein High School, home of a successful STEM program, to call out Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra and State Senator Anthony Portantino for their proposed bill that would give away funding and local authority to a boutique, privately-run STEM school in downtown LA.

Statement
UTLA denounces hate, anti-semitism

UTLA stands with those who stood up against racism, white supremacy, and anti-Semitism in Charlottesville and grieve the murder of Heather Heyer, the loss of life in the helicopter crash, and the injury of other peaceful protestors.