L.A.’s teachers union seeks 20% salary increase over two years

UTLA seeks higher pay, smaller classes, lower workloads, and a promise to address student food and housing insecurity

Amidst a nationwide school staffing shortage, the union representing Los Angeles Unified teachers is seeking a 20% salary increase over two years as part of its proposal for a new contract with the country’s second-largest school district.

The 10% pay hike proposed for each of the next two years would help attract and retain educators at a time when LAUSD, like many districts, is grappling with a worker shortage and teachers are desperately needed to help students rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, union officials said.

In addition to raises, which United Teachers Los Angeles officials said would allow employees  to afford to live in communities where they work, the union wants the following: https://www.dailynews.com/2022/05/13/l-a-s-teachers-union-seeks-20-salary-increase-over-two-years/?