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LA teachers union says public schools should not reopen unless demands are met
Old 07-14-2020, 07:58 PM
 
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"A major Los Angeles teachers union (35,000-member United Teachers Los Angeles union) said a slew of left-wing policy proposals will need to be implemented to pay for the cost of safely reopening schools in the Fall. The United Teachers Los Angeles union called for:

*the defunding of police,
*a moratorium on new charter schools,
*new wealth taxes on California’s millionaires and billionaires and
*Medicare-for-All at the federal level in a research paper issued Thursday (7/9/20)."

I'm sure Governor Newsom would have no problem with these demands.

Question: Am I living in an alternate reality right now?

What do you think about this news?


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No, you're not living in an alternate reality. UTLA has been on an alternate track for a while.
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Sounds good to me.
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Old 07-14-2020, 08:51 PM
 
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And I would be withdrawing my membership
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I think it's sad that things have come to this point. If schools are such a linchpin for the economy, maybe we should be funded and respected as such.


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I think they need to decide what it is the greatest priority now, during a pandemic crisis. Work towards immediate safety which could probably be accomplished if they stay focused on that or attempt to completely redo society into an instant utopia and likely get smacked down completely because how is that going to be accomplished in a few weeks?

They must know how these demands will be responded to, which makes it pretty obvious that they don't really care about the current emergency situation. I am sorry for the students and teachers under their jurisdiction.
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It reminds me of when politicians add things to bills that aren't necessarily related to the main part of the bill.

I think the demands should revolved around the pandemic and the safety of the staff and the students. These additional demands tells me that it's more political than it should be.
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Looks reasonable to me..all of those issues are related to the health of students and the survival of public schooling.Public tax money has gone in the wrong direction for many years.
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California districts rely very heavily on state funding — and it has been cut significantly. The union is offering up suggestions — you may not agree with them, I certainly don’t agree with all of them - but at least they are not just saying we need more money without solutions.

Additionally, you have to start negotiations somewhere —and you don’t begin with your best offer.
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politics????
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Since when have teachers become politicians??? I was under the impression that teachers want politicians kept at a distance from education . . . unless it's in their political arena? That is a very slippery slope. wealth tax. . . defunding the police. . . Medicare For All . . .federal level mandates are all most certainly political. I caution teachers to draw the line . The union can petition, make phone calls, march or campaign to back Gavin Newsom's agenda however if it's not tied to the contract or pandemic needs I can't see how holding schools hostage for issues they deem necessary will instill confidence and unity among teachers and the greater population .


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Old 07-28-2020, 07:36 PM
 
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So glad I don't live there and belong to that union. They wouldn't be getting a dime of my money and I hope that most of "demands" are denied.
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And this is why so many of your salaries are so low. A failure to connect politics,which directly affect classrooms is why so many teacher salaries have not kept up with inflation.

Jakeh,where did you get your information? From the union website?
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Old 07-29-2020, 08:27 AM
 
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There is a copy of the research paper cited in several articles and a July 9th bargaining update on the UTLA website. Best of luck toall of those teachers and students.
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Jakeh,where did you get your information? From the union website?
L.A. Times online. Actually, many sites had posted this. Didn't keep track of them all. Search.
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No need to search. I googled UTLA website and then Fox News.
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Old 07-31-2020, 02:59 PM
 
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They are out of their freakin minds! Just plain ridiculous demands.
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And again this is why teachers have shrinking salaries ,poor working environments and benefits. Teachers must acknowledge the role politics plays in the classroom environment. See the union website for union concerns and bargaining requests.

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