Two days after LAUSD backed down on the work year calendar, the 85-member UTLA Bargaining Team was back at the table with the district. With the calendar win under our belt, we now push forward to win a full contract agreement.Our salary demand remains a 20% raise over two years. LAUSD has not moved off its offer of 8% over two years, despite the fact that LAUSD ended the last school year with a $3.4 billion reserve.
Topics covered in Thursday’s session:
Our Beyond Recovery Platform proposals are about the whole student, the whole school, and the whole community because that is what shapes our work as educators. LAUSD is the second-largest school district in the country, a public entity with $3.4 billion in reserves. They are absolutely responsible for helping to address the conditions our students live and learn in.
We used our collective power in the last contract campaign to get LAUSD to negotiate on similar issues, including Community Schools, green space, immigrant student support, and more. We will build the power to force them to do it again.