• L.A. City Council members rally with teachers on first day of LAUSD strike

    2 monthes ago - By LA Times

    As striking Los Angeles Unified teachers and their supporters marched under gray skies Monday, some L.A. City Council members joined the rallies and called for smaller class sizes and more nurses and librarians. “We're with you today and we're with you for the long run,” said Councilman Mike Bonin,...
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  • 'I'm strike ready': LAUSD teachers and supporters dance and chant on march from Grand Park

    2 monthes ago - By LA Times

    Hundreds of picketers supporting the teachers' strike gathered in Grand Park and at L.A. City Hall in preparation for their march to Los Angeles Unified District headquarters on Monday morning. Dark clouds, drizzle and the muddy grass didn't dampen the spirits of the educators and their supporters,...
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  • LAUSD strike draws broad support from Hollywood and beyond

    2 monthes ago - By LA Times

    As educators across Los Angeles braved inclement weather on Monday to walk the picket lines, celebrities and politicians showed their support for the L.A. teachers' union as it mounted its first strike in 30 years. A strike had been looming for weeks, then became inevitable of Friday when negotiations...
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  • LAUSD teachers on strike get creative with their picket signs

    2 monthes ago - By LA Times

    Los Angeles teachers on strike had a little fun on the picket lines Monday morning, holding up creative homemade signs to highlight what they're fighting for. Some emphasized class sizes, stressing how overcrowded their classrooms are. Karissa Reese, who works at the Ramón C. Cortines School of...
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  • Taco trucks feeding striking teachers: 'It's L.A. What else are you going to bring?'

    2 monthes ago - By LA Times

    The Los Angeles teachers' strike began with rain, but at least there was food. Some taco truck operators showed up schools to provide teachers with food. “It's L.A. What else are you going to bring?” said Victor Fernandez. “It's tacos. Nobody hates tacos.” About 50 people picketed in front of the...
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  • First Los Angeles teachers' strike in 30 years starts soggy, in the rain

    2 monthes ago - By LA Times

    Los Angeles teachers went on strike Monday morning for the first time in 30 years and found themselves immediately picketing in the rain - with more downpours scheduled all week. In a dry climate, you'd have to call that bad luck. But it didn't seem to dampen teachers' enthusiasm. They wore ponchos...
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  • L.A. teachers' strike gets support from celebrities and educators around the world

    2 monthes ago - By LA Times

    Union organizers, former teachers and labor rights organizations from across America and around the world have rallied to back Los Angeles teachers as they went on strike on a rainy Monday. On Twitter, local organizations including the Los Angeles Tenants Union and the California Teachers Assn...
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