Los Angeles schoolteachers have overwhelmingly ratified a contract extension giving them a 10% raise over the next three years, union officials said Wednesday after a day of counting ballots.
Members of United Teachers-Los Angeles voted 18,856 to 4,324, or 81% to 19%, to accept their first true salary increase in seven years.
If the Los Angeles Board of Education ratifies the agreement as expected, the teachers will see a 6% increase beginning with their Nov. 7 checks and receive a separate check making the raise retroactive to July 1, UTLA President Day Higuchi said.
Another 4% will be added over the second and third years, Higuchi said.
The contract with the Los Angeles Unified School District pledges teachers for the first time to be held accountable for their performance.