A strike in the spring of 1970 solidified UTLA, but the lack of a statewide collective bargaining law proved fatal to the first contract won by the educators who sacrificed five weeks on the picket lines only to have the courts declare the agreement null and void. UTLA swung into action to get a collective bargaining law in place, and, in 1975, the Rodda Act was signed into law by then-Governor Jerry Brown. Since then, UTLA has won and protected an impressive collection of bargaining rights for members.
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