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UTLA’s Expanded Bargaining Team met with the district November 10 for another frustrating session that put on full display LAUSD’s disregard for the realities of educators and students.
LAUSD provided a counter proposal on Adult Education that still fails to compensate educators for working split shifts, fails to address the need for appropriate prep time, and fails to recognize the need for job security for CTE educators. UTLA made a counter proposal on substitute educator working conditions.
We discussed Article XXXI of the contract, Working and Learning Conditions.

  • LAUSD refuses to recognize in the contract that our working conditions are our students’ learning conditions.
  • LAUSD refuses to commit to provide appropriate workspace to itinerants.
  • LAUSD refuses to commit to cleaning regimen for our classrooms and schools.
  • LAUSD refuses to commit to updating student and educator technology.
  • LAUSD refuses to invest in instruments and music supplies.
  • LAUSD refuses to commit funding for library books.
  • LAUSD refuses to advocate for childcare.
  • LAUSD refuses to commit to healthy food options.
  • LAUSD refuses to commit to support for homeless students.

The pattern at the bargaining table continues: UTLA members dig into proposals to make our schools better places to work and to address student needs, like the crisis of poverty and homelessness, that impact their learning. LAUSD officials cling to a narrow view of bargaining and refuse to even talk about crucial needs.