World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 13 Mar, 2021 09:15 am

Opposition mounts among Los Angeles teachers to union’s school reopening agreement

Opposition mounts among Los Angeles teachers to union’s school reopening agreement
The plan to reopen the second largest school district in the US has been met with widespread opposition and anger from educators, many of whom have already begun declaring on social media that they will be voting against the agreement.

On Tuesday, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) teachers union announced a tentative agreement (TA) to reopen schools for in-person learning.The LAUSD school board also voted in favor of the agreement Friday morning, sending it to Los Angeles teachers for a vote.Only a few weeks ago, Los Angeles was the global epicenter of the pandemic, with more than 22,000 Angelenos now having died from the disease.Los Angeles County officials announced Friday that on Monday the county will move into the red tier.

” Los Angeles County also used the opportunity of the announcement to allow the resumption of partial in-person dining along with the reopenings of indoor gyms and movie theaters.Teachers in Los Angeles and beyond must learn from the betrayals of the CTU and begin organizing independently.

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