Press Release

LOS ANGELES — With a priority on consistency and stability amid a surging pandemic, UTLA and LAUSD have agreed to extend the terms of the current Distance Learning sideletter agreement with some adjustments designed to support engagement with students and parents.  A separate agreement was also reached that requires school nurses to physically provide services in the testing program and their assigned school sites, effective January 11.

Press Release
LA Coalition Demands ‘Circuit Breaker’ to urgently suppress the spread of COVID-19 to save lives and support workers

LOS ANGELES — Yesterday, LA County reported 22,422 new COVID-19 cases, recording the highest daily COVID-19 infection count since the start of the pandemic. That is why a coalition of labor, health experts and community organizations is demanding that the LA County Board of Supervisors urgently enact a ‘circuit breaker’ — a strict 4-week lockdown in January to bring the virus under control.

UTLA responds to LAUSD memo on grading 

On Monday, Dec. 14, LAUSD sent a memo that was sent to all Secondary School Teachers that was not bargained with UTLA. While UTLA always prioritizes putting students first and supports humane grading policies that consider the needs of the students and communities we serve, the timing — 4 days before the end of the semester and in the midst of bargaining a plan for the second semester — is problematic.