The Los Angeles Democratic Party stands steadfast with our teachers on strike. Being a teacher is one of our most noble professions; however, it comes with its share of difficulties and challenges. Teachers work more than eight-hour days and then go home to grade papers, write reports and communicate with parents about their children. Classrooms have become increasingly overcrowded as LAUSD is now the second largest school district in the nation, serving over 600,000 students.
Unfortunately, our teachers started this New Year back at the bargaining table advocating for the 31,000 union members for higher pay, smaller class sizes, and more nurses, counselors, and librarians. UTLA’s union members have worked without a contract for almost a year now.
The Los Angeles County Democratic Party supports our teachers and is hopeful that UTLA and LAUSD can come together and agree on a contract that will help address the needs of the teachers, classified staff, students, and the district.