Los Angeles Teacher Strike Plans Move Ahead
Mike Antonucci outlines the strategy for the Los Angeles teacher strike, now scheduled for January, presumably for maximum effect. Most students should be back in school after the holidays are over. Students will be encouraged to participate in a strike prep art build where placards and picket signs will be made up to use during a December 15 march.
The contract dispute between the L.A. Unified School District and United Teachers Los Angeles entered its final phase as the three-member fact-finding panel was finally seated last week. The panel now has 30 days to submit a nonbinding report of its recommendations, after which the district may impose its final offer and the union may strike.