Chapter Chairs

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Chapter Chairs, Co-Chairs and Vice Chairs are UTLA's official representatives at school sites and serve as a vital link between the school and the union. Besides keeping members apprised of union activities and policies, Chapter Chairs also defend members' professional rights and help resolve conflicts with administration.

Due to the school closures during the 2021 school year in response to the novel COVID-19, a virtual process for the election of school site chapter leaders provided the opportunity for any interested member at the school site to be a UTLA leader as chapter chair, vice chair or co chair.  The importance of chapter chairs as the official representative and link to the school sites along with school teams as we organize and support members, cannot be overemphasized. 

UTLA continues to accept the Notice of Chapter Chair Election (NOCCE) form for chapter chair, vice-chairs (each school can have up to two vice-chairs) and a co-chair (for schools with over 80 members) for schools without these positions.  If there is a contested chapter chair election, an election committee will use the Survey Monkey instructions to conduct an election. After the election, the NOCCE form is emailed to UTLA.

If you have any questions please contact Arlene Inouye,




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Chapter Leader Safety Enforcement Checklist


This document is intended to be a guide for what you should be checking at your school site daily.


UTLA Safety Violation Report


If your worksite is out of compliance, use the form below to document your reporting of the issue and take the following steps:

  1. Notify your administrator / principal.
  2. If not resolved, contact the district hotline at (213) 241-2700
  3. If not resolved, contact your UTLA Area Rep and begin organizing with your coworkers to
    take collective action at the school site in a socially distanced manner.


Specialized Services Safety Checklist


The safety provisions on the checklist below are specific for Specialized Services staff and are in addition to the general safety provisions that apply to all UTLA member assignments.




Chapter Chair Election Forms





For citywide special category, substitutes and itinerant members fill out the Special Category Election Form until the positions are filled.

The member categories in bold can have multiple chapter chairs. If you have any questions contact Arlene Inouye, UTLA Secretary, 213.479-7379.

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Table of Contents


I.   Area Meeting Materials
II.   Bargaining Updates
III.   Chapter Chair Election Forms
IV.   Chapter Leader Safety Enforcement Checklist
V.   Chapter Talking Points
VI.   Contract Action Team Members
VIII.   Enforcing Our New Victories from Home
IV.   Itinerant Assignments Declaration Form
X.   Matrix and Coordinator/Dean elections
XI.   Request Business Cards
XII.   Request a UTLA Room
XIII.   UTLA Safety Violation Report.
XIV.   Specialized Services Safety Checklist


Matrix and Coordinator/Dean elections


We will be following the usual process for the matrix and coordinator/dean selection in Article XI-A, Section 6.1 of the UTLA-LAUSD Contract, but everything will be done virtually. This week, chapter leaders were sent a Matrix Checklist to ensure that all the procedures will be followed. 
For selecting full-time coordinators and/or dean positions, Survey Monkey can be used to elect or confirm staff for these positions. Most critically for the matrix, principals must share the matrix (via email) before teachers make their selection. The process for the selections can be done on a Zoom call with everyone (like our “all call”—the preferred method) or possibly as a conference call, which must include the administrator, chapter chair, and members called in seniority order. Members must be notified to be available at predetermined times for these matrix selection conference calls.


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Enforcing Our New Victories from Home


Our union has reached an agreement with LAUSD about how distance learning will take place during school closures and how our work will be impacted. This is a guide for chapter leaders and members to understand and enforce our new victories.


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Contract Action Team Members

A Contract Action Team (CAT) is an organizing committee made up of respected educators covering your entire school who take responsibility for communicating with a set group of members at the school to make sure that are they fully informed and engaged in the Union contract campaign. The Contract Action Teams will also help strengthen the union’s school site contract enforcement.

CAT Packet forms
  • CAT Mapping
    *Select an option(s), which suits your school site best. Print as many as needed of each.
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    Mapping Members by Lunch Break Shifts
    Mapping Members by Floor or Building



Chapter Talking Points

Current School Year 2019-20

For Chapter Chairs who are not receiving the email or faxed Chapter Talking Points to your school sites, you can now view them here through your browser.

NOTE: Please update your email if you are not receiving the CTP.

Chapter Talking Points


Area Meeting Materials

Area Meeting Fliers


Itinerant Assignments Declaration Form

This form is for itinerants and substitutes who wish to be listed on the school site roster instead of the itinerant roster at a school where they work more than 50% of the time.


For more information on updated rosters, email


Request Business Cards

Request UTLA Business Cards

For more information on business cards, email


Request a UTLA Room

Reserve a Room
For more information on room reservations for meetings, email