We are educators and we miss seeing our students in classrooms. But returning to schools without proper health and safety protections will expose our children and their families to COVID-19 and will put them at greater risk of illness and death. 

This pressure to return to LA public schools unsafely is political. It is not science.

Local and state officials have failed to create the necessary conditions for a safe return and are discounting LAUSD families, who are overwhelmingly low-income families of color, the group hit hardest by the virus. LAUSD is made up of 85% Latino and Black students. People in our school communities are dying at disproportionately higher rates and getting vaccinated at disproportionately lower rates. 

The COVID death rate among Latino residents in L.A. County remains triple the rate for white residents even as the recent surge recedes. Elected officials and so-called leaders are discounting the families that LAUSD serves, who are overwhelmingly low-income families of color. 

In spite of this political pressure to return, UTLA educators remain committed to create a safe environment in our schools and save lives.  Join us in demanding that Gov. Newsom and local officials provide the necessary health and safety conditions to return to our classrooms and schools safely.

On Saturday, February 20, a 100-car caravan stretched through downtown Los Angeles sponsored by Students Deserve, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, Los Angeles Alliance for New Economy, Eastside Padres Contra La Privatización, Reclaim Our Schools Los Angeles, United Teachers Los Angeles.

#Makeitsafe #WeArePublicSchools  #UTLAstrong

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UTLA statement on the Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Today the Supreme Court made the egregious decision to reverse the settled legal precedent Roe v. Wade to benefit themselves and right-wing extremists—at the expense of the working class.

#RoeVsWade

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United Teachers Los
Angeles standing in solidarity with @calnurses at Kaiser Sunset who are
ON STRIKE for safe
staffing and adequate
supplies!

#Solidarity #UnionStrong
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On this Juneteenth, we want to take a moment to honor this day in history, reflecting liberation in our country. Slavery ended but the fight against systemic racism continues to this day.

#Juneteenth2022 #Juneteenth #FreedomDay https://t.co/tKOyvzUs0i
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Abortion access ⬇️cases of childhood neglect & abuse.

Restrictions to abortion could lead to an ⬆️in teen births, placing new demand on school systems that ALREADY fail to support teen parents.

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Throwback to the Teachers’ Strike of 2019 where teachers, students, parents, and community members took a stand to demand better for our public schools and communities. As we enter into this process again, follow us to stay updated on this year’s contract fight! https://t.co/hYir9P9Ury