United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) ensures equity in public education, upholds educators’ rights, advances the well-being of students, and strengthens communities.
We make public schools quality places to learn and work.
Our holistic approach allows our union to address the issues that matter most to educators, students, and their families.
Students are at the heart of what we do. Since UTLA is at the intersection of the labor and education movements, we work shoulder to shoulder to improve working and learning conditions in our communities.
Together, we bargain for our benefits with LAUSD and take on a range of issues, including equitable and sustainable access to academic opportunity and technology, green public schools, and equitable school funding.
We are diverse and mighty
Our union is educators in district and charter schools in LAUSD. Explore key moments in the history of UTLA where we have used our collective power to uplift our students, schools, and professions.
For nearly half a century, the UTLA Constitution and Bylaws have empowered members to promote our collective well-being. From guiding principles and voting procedures to the ever-changing structure of our mighty union, UTLA is proud to be governed by and for educators.