Los Angeles teachers are voting this week on whether to ratify a new contract with the Los Angeles Unified School District.
The more than 43,000 members of United Teachers-Los Angeles started casting ballots Monday at schools across the district. The voting will conclude today. Union officials will tally the ballots Thursday.
The three-year contract would give teachers average pay increases of 11.5%, retroactive to July 1. It also has provisions to spread inexperienced teachers proportionally across grade levels and across tracks at year-round schools.
If the union membership approves the tentative contract, it will go before the Board of Education for adoption Feb. 27.