Antonucci Explains UTLA Strike Campaign

Mike Antonucci explains why the United Teachers of Los Angeles strike is inevitable, and the behind-the-scenes campaign that will propel it forward in LA School Report.

Two things happened last week to move the strike along. One was that the state Public Employment Relations Board ruled the two sides at impasse and appointed a mediator. Breaking the impasse and resuming negotiations require one side or the other to make a concession that indicates an agreement is possible.

My sense of the UTLA atmosphere is that if the vote were merely to determine what the members want, a strike would be approved. But the union’s leaders want more than that.