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 2020 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,

Community Health Metrics and Bargaining Update


Bargaining and the health metrics needed for a physical return to school

We are in bargaining over a physical return to schools. However, certain community health metrics have to be reached before we can safely return to school sites. View the Zoom webinar to learn about the community health metrics that we believe must be met prior to a physical return and to get an update on the overall physical return bargain. Chapter Chairs will be provided with important information that will help them conduct chapter meetings prior to the Thanksgiving vacation to update their colleagues on these important issues.

Read the webinar pdf: ⬇︎

Community Health Metrics and Bargaining Update


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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, 213.368.6218.


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Table of Contents


I.   Area Meeting Materials
II.   Chapter Chair Election Forms
III.   Chapter Talking Points
IV.   Community Health Metrics and Bargaining Update
V.   Contract Action Team Members
VII.   Enforcing Our New Victories from Home
VIII.   Itinerant Assignments Declaration Form
IV.   Matrix and Coordinator/Dean elections
X.   Request Business Cards
XI.   Request a UTLA Room
XII.   Update Your School Roster



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


Update Your School Roster

Update Your School Roster


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