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Membership in California’s government unions plummeted in 2018, federal report shows

Membership in California’s government unions plummeted in 2018, federal report shows

“Walk out on the union, not the kids”: A California Policy Center social media advertisement delivered during the Los Angeles teachers strike. Memo to anyone still wondering about the impact of the Supreme Court’s landmark 2018 decision in Janus v AFSCME: Wonder no more. Despite a surging economy, union membership in California dropped by 86,000 […]

UTLA Union Hit with Class Action Lawsuit from Los Angeles Teacher to Halt Unconstitutional Forced Dues Policy

UTLA Union Hit with Class Action Lawsuit from Los Angeles Teacher to Halt Unconstitutional Forced Dues Policy

Los Angeles, CA (January 23, 2019) – With free legal aid from National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation staff attorneys, a Los Angeles public school teacher is challenging the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) union officials’ illegal “window period” scheme to forcibly seize union membership dues from her paycheck without her consent and in […]

SHOUTING FROM THE ROOFTOPS: Billboard at 6th and Beaudry, near LA Unified HQ.

SHOUTING FROM THE ROOFTOPS: Billboard at 6th and Beaudry, near LA Unified HQ.

LOS ANGELES—As 30,000 teachers walked out of Los Angeles classrooms, a coalition of education reform groups is offering teachers an alternative: leave the teachers union. Billboards around the Los Angeles Unified School District encourage teachers to learn their rights – including the right to exit their union. The signs read, “Teachers: Tired of union politics? […]

Striking teachers picket week 1; local and national media reports

Striking teachers picket week 1; local and national media reports

By Michael Hernandez LOS ANGELES—Striking teachers picketed schools and the home of the district superintendent Austin Beutner; held regional rallies including one at the offices of the California Charter Schools Association, community strike meetings, and marches at Grand Park—in front of City Hall—during Week 1  of the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA)  strike impacting Los […]

The Los Angeles Teacher Strike is a Battle of Democrats Versus Democrats

The Los Angeles Teacher Strike is a Battle of Democrats Versus Democrats

Neetu Chandak | Education and Politics Reporter The Los Angeles teacher strike is turning out be a battle among Democrats. American Federation for Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten, a Democrat, called out former Education Secretary Arne Duncan for not supporting the teacher strike, according to the Washington Post. Hey @arneduncan, why is it that when it […]

This is How the Lost Angeles Teacher Strike Compares to Others

This is How the Lost Angeles Teacher Strike Compares to Others

Neetu Chandak | Education and Politics Reporter Los Angeles Unified School District teachers walked out of classes after negotiations with the United Teachers Los Angeles union were not met. The union is demanding smaller class sizes and increased pay among other initiatives. The Los Angeles strike is part of a string of strikes seen in […]

Possible teachers strike would impact Los Angeles and 31 smaller cities

Possible teachers strike would impact Los Angeles and 31 smaller cities

By Michael Hernandez LOS ANGELES—A threatened teachers strike to begin Thursday, Jan. 10th would impact 640,000 students in over 1,000 schools and 200 public charter schools in the second largest school district in the nation.  Los Angeles Unified School District is spread over 720 square miles and includes the city of Los Angeles as well […]

United Teachers Los Angeles’s crisis is here

United Teachers Los Angeles’s crisis is here

    By Larry Sand Union boss’ orchestrated state crisis is well underway in Los Angeles.  United Teachers of Los Angeles President Alex Caputo-Pearl’s long sought-after teachers’ strike is set for January 10th. He began the long march back in 2016 when he forecast a walkout and also boasted about the union’s ability to “create a state crisis” […]