Before there were teachers’ unions

Speaking out: Higher pay for men? Forced two-year maternity leave? We don’t want to go back to those days. - by Tony Gatel, Alta Loma Elementary Chapter Chair

President's Perspective
The fight for healthy, safe schools

On a weekend a couple of months ago, I was walking out of a store on Jefferson Boulevard in southwest LA when I heard a couple of familiar voices: Dorsey High School students Tayah Hubbard and Christabel Ukomadu.

Our contract can make schools safer

Columbine. Sandy Hook. Parkland. These are names of schools and communities that every public school educator in America knows and frankly “feels” at some level. As educators, we see ourselves and our students in the images that come in the aftermath of these heart-wrenching acts of public violence.

Making Black Lives Matter in Schools

On Saturday, February 24, over 600 students, parents, educators, and community members came together at LA Trade Tech for a youth-led forum. The two main purposes were to discuss alternatives to the LAUSD policy of random searches, and to build pressure on LAUSD to fund a Community Schools model.

Members vote to pass healthcare agreement

We fought hard for this agreement at the bargaining table and through our organizing. Now we escalate our fight for a fair contract for the Schools LA Students Deserve. The recent school tragedies bring renewed urgency to achieving our demands.

UTLA Supports February 24 Community Forum

The UTLA House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a motion to endorse the Black Lives Matter in Schools National Week of Action, Feb. 5-9, and to support a February 24th forum here in Los Angeles co-sponsored with Black Lives Matter, the ACLU, Public Counsel, and others.

Black History Month Resources

To help you integrate Black History Month into your classroom, NEA and AFT offers a selection of lesson plans that cover a variety subjects and that can be adapted to fit multiple grade levels.

President's Perspective
The healthcare victory is our launching pad

While many California Democrats will say publicly that they oppose Janus, privatizers like Antonio Villaraigosa and his longtime colleague Marshall Tuck — both running for state office in 2018 — will do the bidding of their financial backers and secretly push to undermine teacher unions and our right to collectively bargain.