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, ainouye@utla.net

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2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR

 

Chapter Chair Election Forms

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VIRTUAL SPECIAL CATEGORY ELECTION

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 ainouye@utla.net, 213.368.6218.

 

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Table of Contents

 

I.   Area Meeting Materials
     
II.   Chapter Chair Election Forms
     
III.   Chapter Talking Points
     
IV.   Contract Action Team Members
     
V.   CONTRACT AGREEMENT REVIEW
     
VI.   Enforcing Our New Victories from Home
     
VII.   Itinerant Assignments Declaration Form
     
VIII.   Matrix and Coordinator/Dean elections
     
IX.   Request a UTLA Email Address
     
X.   Request Business Cards
     
XI.   Request a UTLA Room
     
XII.   Update Your School Roster
     
XIII.   VIRTUAL SPECIAL CATEGORY ELECTION

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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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2020 MATRIX CHECKLIST

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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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2020 ENFORCEMENT GUIDE DISTANCE LEARNING AGREEMENT

 

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CONTRACT AGREEMENT REVIEW

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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.
    View All Mapping Forms

    Mapping Members by Lunch Break Shifts
    Download
    Mapping Members by Floor or Building
    Download

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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

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Area Meeting Materials

Area Meeting Fliers

 

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Request a UTLA Email Address

Request a UTLA Email Address

For more information on utla.net emails, email ITDept@utla.net 

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Update Your School Roster

Update Your School Roster

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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.

2020-21 ITINERANT FORM

For more information on updated rosters, email membership@utla.net

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Request Business Cards

Request UTLA Business Cards

For more information on business cards, email laldana@utla.net

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Request a UTLA Room

Reserve a Room
For more information on room reservations for meetings, email cpadilla@utla.net