LA Unified guaranteeing teachers the pay raise already offered
LA Unified said today it has altered its salary offer to teachers by eliminating any contingency on a package that includes raises of 2 percent for this year, 2 percent for next year and 2.5 percent for the year after that. The district’s previous offer to the union, UTLA, had been with the same percentage...
By LA School Report | November 17, 2014
UTLA plans 5 rallies as part of National Day of Action
United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) is planning rallies at five locations on Nov. 20 with the duel purpose of demanding a new contract from the district and to participate in the National Day of Action that is being organized by the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools. UTLA is calling on all of its members to...
By Craig Clough | November 10, 2014
Port of LA High faculty seeks to join UTLA after principal resigns
After the unexpected resignation of their popular principal left some teachers, students and parents outraged, the faculty at Port of Los Angeles High School has voted to join United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA). Hundreds of people attended the school’s board meeting on Monday and voiced anger over the resignation Tom Scotti, the principal who left...
By Craig Clough | October 29, 2014
Teachers union accepting nominations for House members
The nominating period for United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) House of Representatives is currently open and will last through Nov. 3. The House of Representatives is a 350 member body that meets eight times a year to debate policy and vote on motions. Any UTLA member in good standing can nominate themselves by filling out...
By Craig Clough | October 8, 2014
Coming Showdown Between Programs & Hiring
So expect school districts to go on a spending binge this summer—Los Angeles Unified School District aims to equip all of its 650,000 students with tablet computers—and then unions in the fall to protest draconian budget cuts and layoffs. – Allysia Finley in the Wall Street Journal (California’s Shrinking Surplus) Previous posts: Union Focusing on...
By LA School Report | May 17, 2013
Board Candidate Ratliff Attends UTLA Rally*
District 6 (East Valley) candidate Monica Ratliff was spotted outside at the UTLA rally to hire more teachers/reduce class size. Via KPCC. [*Contrary to the original version of this post, the rally took place after school and so Ratliff didn’t have to take any time off.] Previous posts: Board Candidates Differ on Teacher Retention, School Turnaround;...
By Alexander Russo | May 15, 2013