UTLA election winners still awaiting review of challenges
The UTLA election winners are still waiting for the fat lady to sing. Since Alex Caputo-Pearl was declared the winner as president and two other races were clarified though the second round of voting last week, the union’s election committee is now in the midst of hearing 15 challenges from competition for 22 positions. Hearings...
By Michael Janofsky | May 5, 2014
‘Union Power’ wins big but most UTLA members didn’t vote*
UTLA is headed in a new direction — mostly veering to the left. Despite a low turnout, Union Power candidates claimed victory today, with wins in nearly every leadership position within UTLA, the nation’s second-largest teachers union. The progressive group — which plans to call for a strike if a new teacher contract can’t be...
By Vanessa Romo | March 21, 2014
Fletcher Facing 8 in Bid for LA Teacher Union Presidency
If Warren Fletcher is reelected president of the LA Unified teachers union, UTLA, it won’t be easy. At yesterday’s filing deadline, the union announced that eight others – all men — are challenging him for a three-year term that begins next year. The size of the field, which includes one current UTLA officer, Secondary Vice...
By LA School Report | December 6, 2013