For over a year of bargaining with LAUSD, we have fought to create a better future for our students. As a union we have presented a comprehensive package of proposals that addresses the needs of educators and students, including improvements in salary, class size, staffing, and school funding.
LAUSD refuses to negotiate a fair agreement that addresses our critical needs, even though they are sitting on $1.8 billion in reserves.
We have held rallies, school-site pickets, press conferences, and community meetings but the district continues to disrespect us and refuses to bargain meaningfully around key proposals. While we will continue to try to reach an agreement it looks like LAUSD will leave us with no other option but to strike.
If it is necessary, I will join my co-workers on strike and participate in school site picketing every day until we reach a fair agreement.