Press Release
PERB confirms impasse

Although LAUSD claims otherwise, the California Public Employees Relations Board today confirmed what UTLA declared two weeks ago - that negotiations between UTLA and LAUSD are in a deadlock, and a state mediator has been appointed. UTLA is also preparing to conduct a strike authorization vote Aug. 23-30.

Press Release
UTLA Submits ‘Last, Best and Final Offer’ to LAUSD

When UTLA declared impasse earlier this month, LAUSD officials said they would bring significant proposals to today’s bargaining. Instead, they brought a previously proposed 2% ongoing salary increase, an additional one-time 2% bonus and a $500 stipend for materials and supplies.

Press Release
Ref Rodriguez resigns from school board

LAUSD School Board member Ref Rodriguez resigned this morning, after pleading guilty in a downtown courtroom to a felony conspiracy charge and a series of misdemeanors for money laundering during his 2015 election campaign.

Press Release
UTLA reiterates Ref Rodriguez resign from school board

UTLA joins the community in demanding that Ref Rodriguez resign immediately. Rodriguez is expected to admit to the Los Angeles Ethics Commission today he carried out a money laundering scheme during his 2015 election campaign.

Statement
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.