UTLA notifies teachers about new media campaign, possible demonstrations
UTLA President Alex Caputo-Pearl welcomed teachers to the new school year and urged them to get involved in a media campaign for late August, according to a recorded robo-call that went out last night. In the recorded message by Caputo-Pearl sent out Sunday night before teachers return to school, he complimented teachers for the “amazing people...
By Mike Szymanski | August 15, 2016
LA Unified reiterates: UTLA demands would lead to cutbacks
In the first contract talks under LA Unified’s new superintendent, Ray Cortines, negotiators for the district and the teachers union, UTLA, hit another snag yesterday as the district reasserted claims that unions demands are unsustainable and would lead to severe cutbacks to key programs, resources, and personnel that would detrimentally impact students. The union is...
By Vanessa Romo | October 23, 2014
UTLA calls for smaller class sizes at a morning press event
United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) President Alex Caputo-Pearl appeared at a press conference today outside North Hollywood High School where he and other speakers focused on the union’s demand for smaller class sizes in its ongoing fight for a new contract. Caputo-Pearl said that the most fundamental thing the union wants to communicate is “that our...
By Craig Clough | October 21, 2014
Teachers, loss of grants, personnel shifts — and MiSiS — played roles in mess at Jefferson, officials say
The scheduling mess at Jefferson High School emerged for many more reasons than a troubled new computer system, district officials and school administrators told LA School Report today. Contributing factors included the loss of several key grants, which created a shortage in teachers, money and available class periods; the teachers’ refusal to make scheduling changes and a reshuffling...
By Craig Clough | October 13, 2014
LAUSD says teacher contract demands unaffordable, union disagrees
In the latest disagreement between contract negotiators for LA Unified and the teachers union, UTLA, the district says the teachers’ latest salary demand would cost way more than the district can afford while the union president charged that the district could afford it, if the district had the right spending priorities. The new demand of...
By Vanessa Romo | October 10, 2014