LA Teachers' Union, LAUSD in Discussions at Bargaining Table

October 03, 2018 - 1:14 pm

(KNX 1070) - The Los Angeles teachers' union and the Los Angeles Unified School District is back at the bargaining table today, trying to avert a strike.

The teachers' union will make an important announcement with bargaining team members and LAUSD parents in about 45 minutes at the UTLA building Wednesday afternoon.

A state-appointed mediator is helping both sides come to an agreement on a contract.

During last week's negotiations, the Los Angeles Unified School District updated its offer to include a 6 percent pay raise over two years and a reduction in class size to schools that need it the most.

United Teacher Los Angeles called it insulting to its 33,000  members. 

The union is asking for a 6.5 percent pay increase retroactive to July of 2016.

District officials say the unions proposal would increase their already multi-million dollar deficit.

The union, United Teachers LA, has said contract talks are stalled after more than a year of negotiations.

Mayor Eric Garcetti has also offered to help break through the stalemate.

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