L.A. School Workers Plan Massive Strike To Shut Down Public Education

PROVO, UT - AUGUST 05: A teacher starts to reset up her classrooms at Freedom Preparatory Academy as they begin to prepare to restart school after it was closed in March due to COVID-19 on August 5, 2020 in Provo, Utah. The school is planning to have students return on August 18 for five days a week instruction, but with reduced hours during the day. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
  • Employees of the Los Angeles Unified School District are poised to begin a massive three-day strike on Tuesday that would shut down the nation’s second-largest school district.
  • The Service Employees International Union Local 99, which counts 30,000 LAUSD service workers among its members, will go on strike next week, seeking improved working conditions and higher pay for its members.
  • The union will be joined by the United Teachers of Los Angeles, forcing the school district to close for at least three days.