LA Pubic Schools Close As Result Of Union Strike

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 27: (L-R) Co-teachers at Yung Wing School P.S. 124 Marisa Wiezel (who is related to the photographer) and Caitlin Kenny give a lesson to their masked students in their classroom on September 27, 2021 in New York City. New York City schools fully reopened earlier this month with all in-person classrooms and mandatory masks on students. The city's mandate ordering all New York City school staff to be vaccinated by midnight today was delayed again after a federal appeals court issued a temporary injunction three days before the mayor's deadline. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
  • Los Angeles Unified School District says all of the schools within the system – the second-largest in the country – will be closed starting Tuesday after officials failed to reach an agreement with the union representing 30,000 service workers.
  • The union plans to begin picketing at Tuesday morning and to continue the strike for three days.
  • “We were never able to be in the same room or at the same table to address these issues,” Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said. “We’ve run out of time.”
  • The school district has nearly 500,000, according to the most available numbers.