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California now under “shelter at home” protocols

Last night Governor Gavin Newsom announced that California is now under emergency “shelter at home” protocols to prevent a surge in coronavirus cases in the state. On the same day, Los Angeles County and the city of Los Angeles issued their own orders. 

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Help needed at Resource Centers

Last Thursday, we called for the closure of all schools because of the need to proactively begin social distancing across the city. Our union took leadership and we were successful — with ripple effects across the country. As of now, no UTLA member is reporting to their regular work sites or school sites at least over the next two weeks.  

Press Release
BREAKING: LAUSD schools closed as of Monday

This morning LAUSD announced plans to close all schools in LA Unified as of Monday, March 16, for two weeks. This is the right proactive step to slow the spread of the virus, make sure our hospitals are not overwhelmed, and dramatically reduce fatalities.

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Measure EE: Tough loss but our movement will win

We want to start by appreciating you, UTLA members. Many of you participated in precinct walks, community events, phone banks, and making sure to vote and take family and friends with you. All of that said, a loss is always disappointing, and the results with Measure EE are no different.

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John Rogers, UCLA professor, Endorses Measure EE

On Tuesday, Los Angeles voters will have a unique opportunity to bring much-needed resources to our city’s public schools. I support Measure EE because as a professor of education at UCLA, I know that Los Angeles schools are underfunded.

President's Perspective
Corporate greed or the funding our schools need?

There is one overwhelming punchline for all of us between now and June 4: We need to vote, we need to get others to vote, and we need to precinct walk to pass Measure EE. Jackie Goldberg’s 71% to 29% landslide victory on May 14 was a watershed moment.

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ISCA to close after 28 years of leading Lesson Design Study to members

After guiding and supporting teachers to conduct teaching as lesson research in the form of UTLA Lesson Design Study for 28 years, Charlotte Higuchi NBCT has retired as ISCA director. Instead Day Higuchi will lead a 3 salary-point Lesson Design Study course at UTLA for a nominal fee.

President's Perspective
Bring the passion of our strike to passing Measure EE

We’ve spent our careers explaining that public education is chronically underfunded. Enough is enough. For the first time in my career, and in yours, we are on offense against underfunding. Measure EE, on the local ballot on June 4 that would bring $500 million to our schools.