“My brothers and sisters, the 31,000 UTLA teachers who will strike, do so at great risk of their personal and professional well-being. There is every indication the Los Angeles Unified School District will make every attempt to prolong the strike in an attempt to weaken the union’s attempt to improve the school and classroom environment for the over 600,000 students who attend classes in the district’s schools.” — Mark Campbell, UTLA public high school English teacher & DSA-LA member
The nation’s second-largest school district is expected to go on strike Monday, January 14th, over wages, class sizes, and a shortage of nurses, librarians, and counselors across the district. More than 30,000 United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) members are expected to hit the picket lines.
DSA’s Democratic Socialist Labor Commission (DSLC) and Democratic Socialist Teachers network have set up a UTLA Strike Solidarity Fund to help bring rank and file teacher unionists and strike leaders from across the country to be a part of the historic UTLA strike, to build connections, and to give solidarity to the teachers and working class of Los Angeles.
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