UTLA declares impasse with LAUSD

Our employer refuses to partner with us for a sustainable vision for the future. Therefore, the UTLA bargaining team believes the bargaining process with our employer has been exhausted, and the two parties are at an impasse.

Charter News
UTLA-Accelerated charter educators vote to strike

Accelerated charter school teachers overwhelmingly pass a strike authorization vote for affordable healthcare, just cause for dismissal, and other priorities. Charter school educators at The Accelerated Schools (TAS) have been in contract negotiations with their employer since April 2017.

Organizing News
Community saves teacher's job

In September 2016, when Kimberly Hinkston got her first key to her own classroom at Wilton Place Early Education Center, she was beyond excited. Having worked her way up from a teaching assistant at other LAUSD schools, Hinkston was ready to get to work and be a part of a family-focused school.

Press Release
Primary elections: LA delivers for public education

Los Angeles voters delivered for public education in yesterday’s primary election, sending Gavin Newsom and Tony Thurmond into the runoffs for governor and state superintendent and rejecting Antonio Villaraigosa’s gubernatorial bid.

President's Perspective
The time to force change is now

We are the ones who will save public education in Los Angeles. On May 24, more than 12,000 of us gathered in Grand Park for the All In for Respect rally in the spirit of teacher rebellions happening across the country.

Strike averted: SEIU Local 99 reaches TA with LAUSD

It's now time for LAUSD to address our contract bargaining demands. After more than one year of escalating actions tied to their bargaining demands — including UTLA’s commitment to a May 15 Unfair Labor Practice sympathy strike — SEIU Local 99 reached a Tentative Agreement with LAUSD yesterday. 

Despite concerns, Austin Beutner named as LAUSD's next superintendent

This has been one of the shortest, least transparent, and least inclusive superintendent selection processes ever for a major urban district in the United States. It’s clear that LAUSD school board president Monica Garcia and vice president Nick Melvoin fast-tracked the process.

Community urges Alliance to stop anti-union campaign

Educators from Alliance College-Ready Public Schools took their fight for a union to the charter chain’s home office in downtown LA on March 1. Backed by parents and community, labor, and elected leaders, the teachers called on Alliance CEO Dan Katzir to end the well-funded anti-union campaign and allow educators their right to make the decision about unionization without interference or coercion.

“They expect us to work in classrooms filled to the brim”

Social studies teacher Erica Huerta has seen both the good and the bad in class sizes during her 19 years with LAUSD. On the good side, she points to the small class sizes she had in her former Small Learning Community, where the teachers were able to collaborate with each other and create cross-curricular project-based assessments. With the personalization that lower class sizes allow, students made tremendous gains in graduation rates, college attendance, and overall learning growth.