Did Los Angeles Teachers Win?
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FEATURING CHUCK FLORES – After 7 days of being on strike in the nation’s second largest school district, Los Angeles’ 32,000 educators went back to work on Wednesday. More than two years of contract negotiations finally ended on Tuesday when the Los Angeles Unified School District and the United Teachers of Los Angeles announced an agreement in a joint press conference alongside LA Mayor Eric Garcetti. Later on Tuesday afternoon a vote was held among union members who passed the agreement, officially ending the strike.
Did the teachers actually get what they demanded? And can the LA strike be a model for teacher-led struggles in other parts of the country?
Prof. Chuck Flores, Assistant Professor of Educational Administration in the Division of Applied and Advanced Studies in Education at California State University, Los Angeles.