Frequently asked questions: Negotiations on a possible return This week, more than 700 chapter leaders from across the city participated in our webiner to discuss the community health metrics that need to be achieved for a physical return to schools. This week, meetings will be held in the chapters where colleagues can discuss the measures and general negotiations. A physical return to schools is not imminent and there is no timetable for a return. UTLA and the District have consistently said that the timing of a physical return must be based on science. Currently, with COVID cases on the rise, no one is pressing the accelerator. Answers to some general problems can be find in the BARGAINING UPDATES FAQ section on the „Learn Frequently“ page. We advise you to review the UTLA webinar or check the PowerPoint in detail on the community`s scientifically proven health metrics for a safe return and the necessary elements of an agreement for possible physical return. 99th Street Elementary School Principal Marissa Borden, 43, fist bumps 5-year-old Samantha Carlos, while she and her two brother arrive at school in South Los Angeles on the first day of the strike. At its September 14 meeting, the UTLA House of Representatives approved the alternative letter agreement with LAUSD on health benefits. This agreement gives non-Medicare workers and retirees more choice when enrolling in health plans. „It`s much more than an employment contract,“ said UTLA President Alex Caputo-Pearl. „It is a very broad pact that comes to social justice, to educational justice.“ But according to the school district, teachers also lost about 3% of their wages by going on strike for six days. Other employees received the same 6% increase without having to make such a sacrifice.
The county had offered 6% to teachers before they go on strike. „Today is a day full of good news,“ Garcetti said at the announcement of the agreement, which came after a „9 p.m. marathon that ended just before sunrise.“ The union could have lasted longer – and some insiders had originally planned a prolonged strike. But strong public support could have eroded if efforts had been delayed. The District is committed to creating 30 community schools, a model that has been tested in Cincinnati and Austin, Texas. These schools aim to provide social services to students and families, rich university programs that include art and leadership for parents and teachers. It was not immediately known whether L.A. Unified was putting more money into smaller classes than he had in his final offer before the strike began – which the union quickly refused. It may be that the modest cuts proposed by L.A. Unified were simply replaced by several modest reductions that the union preferred. Plus: What happens to the 62,500 students with special needs during the teachers` strike in L.A.? Reseda high-student Roosevelt Jimenez, 17, left, and a friend Kimberly Aquino, 17, sit in the school auditorium while UTLA teachers strike in Reseda.
UTLA has voluntary service agreements with LAUSD in the following areas: DIS in-person volunteers, in person Small Group Tutoring Services, Physical Conditioning Services, Adult Education (DACE), In-person Assessments and Tutoring In-Person. LOS ANGELES – A tentative agreement announced Tuesday could end a six-day strike by the teachers` union in the nation`s second-largest school district. The strike was an undeniable victory in terms of public attention and support and political dynamism, but the contract that proved to be mixed about the changes that students, teachers and parents will see in schools next year. A supporter of the UTLA strike wears a Superman cape in Los Angeles.