Press Release
LAUSD legal move uses vulnerable students as pawns

By filing federal court papers today to try to prevent special education teachers from striking, LAUSD is pursuing the legal equivalent of a Hail Mary pass and is using our most vulnerable students as pawns.

President's Perspective
The defining moment of educator courage is here

After 20 months of attempting to reach an agreement with the district — an agreement that would, after years of neglect, reinvest in our students, our schools, our jobs, and our healthcare instead of tearing them down — we have declared a strike date of January 10, 2019.

Press Release
UTLA rejects LAUSD's so-called offer, calls for talks Monday

Today Austin Beutner attempted another end-run around the formal bargaining process by talking to the media and sending a letter to our members. Later in the day, about 15 minutes after we released a media statement calling out Beutner’s latest tactics, Rob Samples from LAUSD Labor Relations sent a response to our email on Dec. 31, 2018.

Press Release
Contrary to reports, UTLA isn't refusing to bargain with district

Today, Superintendent Austin Beutner took to the media, the U.S. mail, and to KPCC’s Airtalk, to once again misinform the public about the state of bargaining between UTLA and LAUSD. To clarify his misinformation — UTLA has not received a bargaining proposal from LAUSD since October 30, and UTLA is not refusing to bargain.

From UTLA leadership: January 10 strike date

We write this letter to you in this crucial moment for all of us as educators, as union sisters and brothers. Together, we have been teaching for over 150 years combined, and we have been in positions of leadership for decades combined. It is our privilege to work with all of you. Please read the letter and the Frequently Asked Questions.

Press Release
UTLA Statement on LAUSD hiring temporary employees

United Teachers Los Angeles proudly represents more than 2,000 substitutes in our bargaining unit, and we are fighting for improvements for them and all of our members.  More than 34,000 experienced educators are prepared to go on strike if we have to, including our substitute members.

Press Release
UTLA Announces January 10 Strike Date

After 20 months of fruitless bargaining and lies and manipulation on the part of LAUSD Supt. Austin Beutner, United Teachers Los Angeles today announced a strike date of Thursday, January 10. Click to read on.

Press Release
More than 50,000 March for Public Education in LA

In a historic march, tens of thousands of people marched through the streets of Los Angeles today to reinvest in public education, to demand that the Los Angeles Unified School District to stop hoarding the record-shattering almost $2 billion in reserves and use it immediately on our students, our schools and our classrooms.