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UTLA Members Vote Overwhelmingly Not to Return to Classrooms Until Demands are Met

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UTLA poster reposted from the Teamsters local 2020

Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by Tom Tapp on March 5, 2021.

According to Los Angeles Teachers union President Cecily Myart-Cruz on Friday night, 91% of the union’s members voted to stay out of classrooms until the union’s demands are met. A total of 24,850 UTLA members cast ballots, she said.

“That’s powerful,” Myart-Cruz said. “UTLA members have voted overwhelmingly to resist a premature and unsafe physical return to school sites.”

Deadline hears that the board of supervisors for the neighboring Anaheim Union School District also voted down a return to school. That vote came Thursday night.

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a $6.6 billion legislative package earlier Friday that offers incentives for schools to resume in-person instruction for students up to second grade by April 1 and provides funds to help recoup learning lost during the Covid-19 pandemic, possibly by extending the school year. …

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Jeff Burman served on the Guild’s Board of Directors from 1992 to 2019. He is now retired. He can be reached at jeffrey.s.burman.57@gmail.com.

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