Next Monday, January 14, tens of thousands of LAUSD teachers and support staff in United Teachers Los Angeles are going on strike to fight for public education!
Our brothers and sisters in UTLA are hitting the line and giving up pay to push for true community schools. They’re fighting for:
- Smaller class sizes
- More nurses, counselors, librarians and other support staff
- More teaching, less testing
- Fair wages
- Checks on charter schools that funnel public dollars into private pockets
SEIU 721 members are proud to stand with and support our teachers! While every family will make their own decision on whether to send their child to school during the strike, having many parents and allies on picket lines will be powerful and transformative. Every absence sends a powerful message to the district!
Here are three easy ways for you to help our UTLA brothers and sisters win schools that uplift everyone.
1) Join the Picket Line
SEIU 721 has adopted Liechty Middle School, across the street from our Los Angeles office, and will be providing support to teachers, parents and students for the duration of the strike.
We’re asking members (and their kids!) to turn up on the first day of the strike to send a strong message to LAUSD administrators that the community stands with the teachers. Join us as we hit the line as a union family!
SEIU 721 Stands for Public Education
Monday, Jan. 14
1545 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
If you can’t join us at Liechty, you can also support your local school! Join the line at your child’s school or use UTLA’s Adopt A School Map to find the closest picket to you.
2) Share the Love (and Anger) on Social Media
Let your friends and family know that you support our teachers by using our custom SEIU 721 UTLA Support Frame!
Click here to get the frame for your profile.
If you’re on Twitter, tweet your support for teachers with the hashtags #RedForEd #StrikeReady #UTLAStrong. You can also tweet directly to LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner at @AustinLASchools and demand that he work out a deal that uplifts our students, teachers and families.
3) Follow the Fight!
Get more information on why UTLA is striking and the latest updates as the strike progresses from www.wearepublicschools.org. This strike could last a long time, so there will be many opportunities to jump into the fray and show solidarity with our brothers and sisters.