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UC-AFT Faculty Bargaining Blog

Lab School Faculty Bargaining Updates

Why Teachers Are Striking: Responding to the Board of Advisors

Dear Families and UCLA Lab School Community,


At-a-Glance Comparisons of UC's K-12 Teacher Contracts

This post provides a easy to read table comparing the contracts for UCLA Geffen Academy, Preuss School at UCSD and UCLA Lab School.

Letter to Families January 16

Please read this letter and the linked information within including information on the legal basis for our strike, the reasons for our strike, what we're proposing in negotiations and why, and how you can support us.  

FAQs for Supporting Demonstration Teachers at UCLA Lab School

This FAQ post is intended to respond to some common questions we've heard from Lab School families about our proposals, the negotiation process, and most importantly, ways that families can take action to support teachers.

What Teachers are Proposing and Why

The purpose of this document is to help UCLA Lab School families understand what teachers are proposing in contract negotiations and why.  We have made proposals on 20 topics. The school has reposnded with a proposal on a single topic. Please read our proposal descriptions to understand what's at stake and why our proposals are essential for our ability to provide excellent instruction.

Separating Fact from Fiction at UCLA Lab School

This post counters some of the misinformation that has been spread by the school administration about the negotiations process and Demonstration Teacher interests and proposals. 

Lab School Teachers Opt Out...Here's Why

Demonstration Teachers create safe and brave spaces for students at our school yet we are afraid to ask questions of administrators, to share our perspective with the community, and to correct misinformation that is shared with families at UCLA Lab School.

Recent Informational Flyer Regarding Public Employment Relations Board Allegations of UC Management’s Unfair Labor Practices

On Tuesday, October 18th, Lab School families may have seen Demonstration Teachers at carpool with signs and wearing UC-AFT t-shirts.

Post PERB Complaint, Superintendent Dillon, Principal Lazo, and Outside Lawyer Continue to Refuse to Bargain All Mandatory Subjects

ucaft190329a.pngDespite PERB's September 30 Compliant, which issues a strikingly clear and strong rebuke to Lab School administration for unfair labor practices committed in their refusal to negotiate with Demonstration Teachers, Lab School management has doubled down on their refusal to bargain.  On October 7, the Lab School's attorney informed Demonstration Teachers that the school will continue to refuse to negotiate a full range of subjects, apparently, until they are forced to do so by a final decision from PERB.  Demonstration Teachers will seek that final decision with all haste and will continue to fight for our rights and our school until we have a full contract that promotes excellent teaching and learning conditions at the Lab School.

Post PERB Complaint...Demonstration Teachers Demand Negotiations on All Mandatory Subjects

This post is a letter sent by Demonstration Teachers to UCLA management and Lab School administration imporing them to resume bargaining over the full set of proposals made by our union's bargaining team.