‘You can make more money at Burger King’: Los Angeles teachers in the second-largest US school district brave rain to descend on the pickets in a three-day strike over demand for a 30-percent pay increase %, leaving 500 thousand students without classes
- Employees at Los Angeles’ only public school district braved rain to follow through on their threats of a three-day strike Tuesday.
- Already in full force, the protests come after his latest round of negotiations with Los Angeles Unified School District schools fell through last week.
- The processions that spring up in front of more than 1,000 schools across the city consist of some 30,000 non-teaching support workers and 35,000 teachers.
Employees of Los Angeles’ only public school district braved the rain to make good on their threats of a three-day strike Tuesday in hopes of better wages, shutting down the second-largest school system in the country in the process.
Now in full force, the protests It came as the latest round of negotiations between staff and schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District failed last week, opening the door to historic protests.
Now, more than 1,000 public schools are closed and processions consisting of some 30,000 non-teaching support workers and 35,000 teachers are springing up across the city.
Thousands of people campaigning for wage increases to offset rampant inflation and housing costs were seen making it through the dark and rainy morning at 5:00 am Tuesday marching in ponchos and waterproof jackets.
Some hung signs on their umbrellas while others offered pro-union chants in the storm of protest, which had been anticipated for weeks, and is cast as a somewhat unfavorable outcome for the district, as well as an estimated one million residents. parents, with more than 500,000 students. now ready to skip school.
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Employees of Los Angeles’ only public school district braved the rain to follow through on their threats of a three-day strike Tuesday, shutting down the second-largest school system in the country in the process.
Already in full force, the protests come after his latest round of salary-boosting negotiations with Los Angeles Unified School District schools failed last week, opening the door for more than half a million kids to miss school. school.
Now processions are springing up across the city, outside more than 1,000 schools that employ some 30,000 non-teaching support workers and 35,000 teachers.
Officials previously expressed a pronounced desire to prevent such an attack, but negotiations ultimately failed.
Members of Service Employees International Union Local 99, the group that had been involved in the talks, were among those who marched in the cold rain on Tuesday, carrying banners with messages condemning the district for failing to meet their demands, which include an immediate 30 percent pay raise.
‘I voted to strike for quality schools, better lives!’ reads one of the many messages taped to the many protesters’ banners, and another insists that non-teacher school workers “keep schools safe.”
Respect us! added the picket sign.
Some were seen descending on their respective schools, while others flocked to the district’s Van Nuys bus yard at 5 a.m., refusing to start their day.
That procession consisted of several dozen bus drivers, who by now are normally revving their engines, on routes that take them throughout the sprawling California school district, to transport children to their respective places of learning.
It was there that the employees issued a series of war cries such as ‘Whose house is it? Our house!’ and posters with slogans such as ‘Last drop’ and ‘We demand respect’.
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