At 6 am this morning, the UTLA member bargaining team reached a tentative agreement with the district that goes well beyond the scope of traditional bargaining and makes significant progress for educators and students. This agreement is the result of all of us standing up for students who need the most support.

The agreement includes:

  • 21% salary increase for all members
  • Phased-in class-size reduction for every class, in every school
  • Increased staffing of PSWs, PSAs, School Psychologists, and College Counselors
  • Enforceable class size caps for Special Education classes, increased support staffing, and compensation for excess initial assessments
  • And wins that touch every corner of our schools and workplaces

While Carvalho and the district spent the past year ignoring and undermining educators, students, and parents, we were fighting for a fair contract that meets the urgent needs of today and builds a strong foundation for public schools.  We picketed, rallied, and walked the line in a historic Solidarity Strike to demand respect for all education workers. 

Every win in this tentative agreement below is a direct result of our collective power in the streets.

This agreement builds on what we won since 2019 and reflects the expansion of the bargaining team to 85 members who represent every corner of UTLA at the table.

To go into effect, the tentative agreement will be voted on by all members and then must be ratified by the school board.