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UTLA Strike Begins January 14.... Information and Support Actions
UC-AFT President, Mia McIver rallying the UTLA picket line

UTLA Strike  Begins on Monday 1/14
Thousands of educators in Los Angeles are preparing to go on strike Monday, Jan. 14 in what will be one of the most important and biggest labor actions of the decade. LAUSD is the 2nd largest school district in the country, yet they’re severely underfunded and understaffed. Going on strike is never an easy decision. In fact, as well all know, it’s a last resort. Workers put everything on the line to stand together for what’s right. That’s what educators are prepared to do Monday. For their students. Parents. The community. For our entire labor movement. That’s why it’s so important that we all stand in solidarity with over 30,000 educators to demand smaller class sizes, more nurses and counselors, a fair wage, and accountability for charter schools. 

  • Cost of living has increased 27% since 2008.

  • California’s student-to-teacher ratio ranks 48 out of 50.

  • Students in transitional kindergarten to sixth grade take more than 100 standardized LAUSD tests.

  • California is the richest state in the nation, yet ranks 43 out of 50 in per-pupil spending.

  • California’s student-to-counselor ratio is 945:1.

  • LA’s charter school industry has grown by 287% since 2008, draining nearly $600 million from public schools each year.