The United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), the union representing teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), announced at a rally Tuesday that it will hold a three-day strike next week, closing schools.
The Los Angeles Times reported:
A three-day strike that would shut down Los Angeles public schools is scheduled to start Tuesday, union leaders announced Wednesday during a massive downtown rally by the district’s two largest employee groups.
L.A. schools Supt. Alberto Carvalho on Wednesday urged union leadership to negotiate “around the clock” to avert the strike, which he said would further harm more than 420,000 students trying to recover academically and emotionally from the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced them into remote learning for more than year.
Teachers are demanding a pay hike — as well as special funding directed specifically toward black…