LA Pubic Schools Close As Result Of Union Strike

  • 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.
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