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Union Chief's Remarks Seen As Signal For Possible LA Teachers Strike

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Officials with the Los Angeles teachers union may be inching closer to a potential strike after remarks made by a union official, according to reports. 297 more words


LAUSD Teachers Set For Budget Fight Over Pay Cuts, Staffing

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District are urging officials to restore pay cuts and boost the number of nurses, librarians and other key positions as part of a proposed $6.8 billion budget plan for the coming school year. 309 more words


What's the Future of Unions?

The recent ruling in the Vergara v. California lawsuit, in which Judge Rolf Treu struck a body blow against the power of teachers’ unions by declaring that five of California’s laws protecting teacher tenure, firing and seniority were in violation of the state constitution’s guarantee of equal education to all children, has implications so broad I don’t think we can even fully comprehend them yet. 1,402 more words

True Confessions

Judge Deals a Serious Blow to State Rules that Protect Deadbeat Teachers from Firing

Several times over the years I’ve been asked to work on behalf of the United Teachers Los Angeles, better known as the Los Angeles Teachers Union, during political campaigns and various labor negotiations. 633 more words