Statement
UTLA denounces hate, anti-semitism

UTLA stands with those who stood up against racism, white supremacy, and anti-Semitism in Charlottesville and grieve the murder of Heather Heyer, the loss of life in the helicopter crash, and the injury of other peaceful protestors.

News
2017-18 State of the Union Speech

At the core of UTLA’s strategic plan is a very basic concept: If public education is to survive and thrive in Los Angeles, it is time for us to call the question on why our schools are being starved. It is simply not acceptable that California, as the fifth largest economy in the world, stands at 46th among the states in per-pupil funding.

President's Perspective
Gearing up for an epic year

Summer is an essential time for relaxing and recharging—but the reality is that many UTLA members find ways to keep working. From teaching summer school to retooling lesson plans or taking learning vacations at historic sites, the whole “summers off” thing may be an outdated concept.

Media Coverage
KMEX 34: Free Claudia Rueda Rally

News coverage is in Spanish. KMEX channel 34 interviews teachers and friends of Claudia Rueda. Border Patrol agents while outside her family’s home in Boyle Heights and taken to a facility near San Diego. Claudia’s detention has raised accusations of retaliation because of her activism in support of her mother, who was arrested in April by immigration officials.

Media Coverage
Telemundo 48: Free Claudia Rueda Rally

News coverage is in Spanish. Telemundo channel 48 interviews teachers and friends of Claudia Rueda. Border Patrol agents while outside her family’s home in Boyle Heights and taken to a facility near San Diego. Claudia’s detention has raised accusations of retaliation because of her activism in support of her mother, who was arrested in April by immigration officials.

Press Release
“Education Not Deportation” Rally & News Conference

Educators demand release of student seized by Border Patrol. Today, students, educators, and community activists will rally in front of Roosevelt High School to denounce the seizure of Roosevelt graduate Claudia Rueda and to demand her release from federal custody.

Negotiations
Attendance Incentive Plan (AIP) Paychecks

The Attendance Incentive Plan was suspended in the 2006-07 school year. UTLA and LAUSD agreed to end the AIP, and distribute all remaining payments now. Members who still had accumulated money in this program are receiving those funds in either May or June 2017.

President's Perspective
Resilience, Hope, Movement

Educators are wonderful, you are wonderful. Congratulations on completing another academic year. Every year that you finish, you have touched that many more lives, have shaped the future more indelibly, and have strengthened our profession for the long-term through your accomplishments.