LAUSD/UTLA Negotiations Update

Feb. 12, 2015                           

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 12, 2015) - The District’s most recent offer of a 5 percent pay raise retroactive to July 1, 2014 for teachers and other members of UTLA, was officially rejected at the negotiations table today. Additional components of LAUSD’s economic proposal, which included an increase to salaries for beginning teachers to $50,000, and funds to reduce class sizes were also rejected.

The District and UTLA remain $800 million apart. The District once again requested for UTLA to identify the sources for these funds to meet their economic demands.

The next bargaining session is scheduled on Feb. 18. More dates have been scheduled through the end of March.

"I’m very disappointed in UTLA’s unwillingness to accept our responsible offer," said Superintendent Ramon Cortines. "We are dealing with a budget that has had a deficit for three years and we are trying to balance it. Again, we must learn to live within our means as we preserve vital and necessary educational services for our students."

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Contact: Lydia Ramos (213) 241-6766