A proposed resolution urging support for Palestinians and a boycott of Israel, set to come before leaders of the Los Angeles teachers’ union this fall, continues to fracture the education community and, in recent weeks, has raised the specter of members defecting from the union should the resolution pass.
The resolution under consideration by United Teachers Los Angeles expresses “solidarity with the Palestinian people” and calls on the U.S. government to end aid to Israel. It endorses the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel waged by those who allege the Israeli government is committing apartheid.
Motions in favor of the resolution were first brought up at UTLA regional meetings and did not originate from the union’s main leadership bodies. Any union member may raise issues for discussion at area meetings. If a motion passes out of those meetings, it then goes to the 250-member House of Representatives, UTLA’s highest decision-making body, for a vote. Click here to read more: https://www.dailynews.com/2021/07/10/l-a-teachers-union-to-consider-bds-resolution-that-has-divided-lausd-community/?