Striking Education Workers Help Teach a City about Inequality, by Andrew Moss

We Stand with LA Teachers on Strike, 2019

Image by Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association (MTEA) via Flickr

by Andrew Moss
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
March 28, 2023

For three days, 30,000 education workers struck the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the second-largest in the nation. Bus drivers, special education assistants, custodians, food service workers, and gardeners stayed off the job, joined in solidarity by the 35,000 members of the United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA). By Friday, March 24, the workers’ union, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 99, had attained a tentative agreement with the district, securing 30 percent wage or more increases for the lowest paid workers.

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