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UPDATE: UTLA president says teachers will be back in the classroom Wednesday.Watch Live: LA teachers' union is set to announce the initial result of the vote to approve the tentative agreement that could send teachers back into classrooms as early as Wednesday. http://4.nbcla.com/hRTmxPG

Posted by NBC LA on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Posted by UTLA on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Our bargaining team is still in negotiations but there is no agreement yet.  The strike is on for tomorrow.  After morning picketing we will meet at Grand Park /City Hall at 10:30 AM to march to LAUSD HQ at Beaudry where the school board is meeting tomorrow!  Remember when Nick Melvoin said we would only strike for a few days “to get it out of our systems?”  Let’s show him how wrong he is!


Progress continues; report to picket lines Tuesday morning
Ratification of an agreement must happen before we return to work

We are making progress. The two sides were bargaining until late last night and have been bargaining around the clock since Thursday. We resumed talks early this morning. It is important to know, whether or not we reach an agreement late tonight, we will NOT be going to work. Report to picket lines as usual in the morning on Tuesday.

The reason is that even if we have an agreement late tonight, our members will need to ratify the TA before we end the strike.We have systems in place where everyone will be able to be informed about the tentative agreement and vote on it, over a period of hours. 

Our members voted 98% to authorize a strike, and when we end the strike it will also be up to our members to ratify any tentative agreement. We continue to bargain for an agreement today and will keep you posted.


Thank you,

UTLA President Alex Caputo-Pearl and the UTLA Bargaining Team: Arlene Inouye, Jeff Good, Gloria Martinez, Daniel Barnhart, Julie Van Winkle, Tomás Flores, Elgin Scott, Victoria Casas, Adrian Tamayo, Matthew Kogan, Cynthia Matthews, Javier Romo, Erika Jones, Grace Regullano, Vern Gates, and Rose Luna


MONDAY, JANUARY 21

11AM: Kingdom Day Parade 2019 (LAUSD holiday)
Where: Parade starts at Western and MLK. The parade proceeds west of MLK to Crenshaw and south on Crenshaw to Vernon.
Who:  UTLA members will participate in the parade and line the streets in support
More info: Kingdom Day Parade website

Posted by Araceli Irineo on Monday, January 21, 2019


3:30PM: UTLA press conference
What: Bargaining and strike update
Who: Alex Caputo Pearl (UTLA President), union officers

STRIKE DAY 6 (if no agreement is reached)
TUESDAY,  JANUARY 22



6 AM: More than 1,000 firefighters march to support LA teachers
Start: The Bonaventure Hotel, 404 So. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, 90071
End:  Miguel Contreras High School, 322 Lucas Ave., Los Angeles, 90017
Who: More than 1,000 firefighters, represented by International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), marching alongside a firetruck, with banners and signs. Joined by the UTLA music teachers marching band.



6:45AM: Post-march press conference
Where: Miguel Contreras Learning Complex, 322 Lucas Ave., Los Angeles, 90017
Who: Parents, teachers, students
Alex Caputo Pearl (UTLA President)   
Harold Schaitberger (IAFF President) and firefighters
Randi Weingarten (AFT President)
Lily Eskelsen García (NEA President)\
Representatives from Unite Here Local 11 and other unions

10:30AM: UTLA Rally and March
Start: LA City Hall, 200 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, 90012
End:  LAUSD, 333 South Beaudry Ave., Los Angeles, 90017
Who:  Alyssa Milano, actress, activist and mom
Quetzal performs with UTLA Mariachi Band
DJ Phatrick


Who: Parents, teachers, students
Alex Caputo Pearl (UTLA President)   
Harold Schaitberger (IAFF President) and firefighters
Randi Weingarten (AFT President)
Lily Eskelsen García (NEA President)\
Representatives from Unite Here Local 11 and other unions

10:30AM: UTLA Rally and March
Start: LA City Hall, 200 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, 90012
End:  LAUSD, 333 South Beaudry Ave., Los Angeles, 90017
Who:  Alyssa Milano, actress, activist and mom
Quetzal performs with UTLA Mariachi Band
DJ Phatrick


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