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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.

UC Management and UCLA Lab School Administration Must Stop Delaying and Negotiate All Mandatory Subjects of Bargaining

On Tuesday, November 1st, Lab School families may have seen Demonstration Teachers at carpool again with signs and wearing UC-AFT t-shirts to pass out another informational flyer.

UAW Strike Solidarity Guidance

UC-AFT stands in solidarity with UAW 2865, UAW 5810, and SRU-UAW. UAW members are in a situation similar to the one UC-AFT faculty faced a year ago: having bargained hard with ambitious demands for a long time against an employer that has repeatedly broken state labor laws. UAW members’ choice to escalate their fight instead of giving up resembles the decision UC-AFT faculty made. Read on for clear guidance on rights and responsibilities, sample communications with departments, Q&A and more. Updated 12/09/2022

Special Election UC-AFT President and Vice President for Unit 18

Mia McIver has announced her resignation as UC-AFT President effective on November 6. UC-AFT is now conducting a special election to fill her seat and the vacant Vice President for Unit 18. The nominations period opened on September 27 and closes on October 17.

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.