Feb. 10, 2012: UTLA members approve initiative

In ballots counted on February 10, UTLA members voted to approve the initiative on RIFs and teacher evaluations. Following the rules of the UTLA Constitution, the vote was called after a petition, signed by at least 500 members, was submitted to UTLA. Voting was conducted at school sites from February 6 to 9. The initiative calls for UTLA's contract negotiations to include a moratorium on all RIFs for all UTLA bargaining unit members through June 30, 2014, as part of a revised, phased‐in, teacher‐driven evaluation system mutually agreed upon by UTLA and LAUSD. A total of 11,412 ballots were cast.


YES - 6,433 votes - 56.37%

NO - 4,979 votes - 43.63%