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May 25, 1989 | PAUL FELDMAN, Times Staff Writer
Striking Los Angeles teachers approved a three-year contract at the Sports Arena this afternoon, paving the way for classrooms to return to normal after a wrenching nine-day strike. In a voice vote, a majority of roughly 12,000 teachers at the session shouted that they favored the contract. Union Vice President Frances Haywood then declared: "The contract has been accepted." A written ballot, considered a formality, is to be taken later today. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Unified School District board was meeting in a closed session and was expected to decide to accept the pact as well.
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June 21, 1989 | ELAINE WOO, Times Education Writer
Nearly four weeks after the Los Angeles teachers strike ended, the president of United Teachers-Los Angeles on Tuesday accused the Los Angeles Unified School District of trying to renege on key elements of an agreement to give teachers and parents broader powers to run schools. But district officials said most of the differences have been resolved and that final wording of the teachers' contract could be ready today. District officials said they expect the agreement to be "signed and sealed" by Monday.
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April 22, 1989 | SAM ENRIQUEZ, Times Staff Writer
Members of the Los Angeles teachers union accused the district Friday of recruiting college graduates to replace instructors who may strike May 30. But officials of the Los Angeles Unified School District denied the recruiting has to do with fears of a strike, insisting that it is part of the annual effort to fill the estimated 2,000 to 3,000 vacancies each fall. "Our teacher recruitment effort is not part of any plan to hire teachers in the event of a strike, district spokeswoman Diana Munatones said.
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June 8, 1989 | SAM ENRIQUEZ and ELAINE WOO, Times Staff Writers
Overnight, the balance of power in the nation's second-largest school district may have shifted dramatically. As a result of Tuesday's runoff election, the Los Angeles teachers union, which two weeks ago was locked in a bitter strike against the Los Angeles Unified School District, has won what appears to be a sympathetic majority on the Board of Education. And teachers suddenly face the heady prospect of wielding new influence over how the sprawling district--with about 600 schools and nearly 600,000 students--is run. The change on the seven-member board also raises questions about the future of district Supt.
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April 19, 1989 | SAM ENRIQUEZ, Times Staff Writer
About 50 mostly Latino parents from across the Los Angeles school district marched in front of a Sun Valley elementary school Tuesday to protest efforts by a group of teachers seeking to end the district's bilingual education plan. Parents marching at Glenwood School said they support continuation of the district's plan to teach children academic subjects in their native languages while they learn English. Most of the parents in the protest belong to bilingual education advisory committees from different areas of the district.
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May 11, 1989
Next Monday school could well be over for the year in Los Angeles. School Superintendent Leonard Britton has in effect dared the teachers' union to strike, and the teachers' union is behaving as if that's precisely what it wants to do. The school district is recruiting substitute teachers, and United Teachers-Los Angeles is printing picket signs. The leaders on each side may feel they are acting to help students in the long run. But if that were really true, there would be no strike.
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April 25, 1989 | ELAINE WOO, Times Education Writer
Warning that angry teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District will "shut this system down" if their contract demands are not met, the head of United Teachers-Los Angeles said Monday that teachers have voted overwhelmingly to strike May 30 if a settlement is not reached by May 29. Announcing the results of an April 19 strike authorization vote--the second such vote the union has held since March--UTLA President Wayne Johnson said 17,412...
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June 21, 1989 | ELAINE WOO, Times Education Writer
Nearly four weeks after the Los Angeles teachers strike ended, the president of United Teachers-Los Angeles on Tuesday accused the Los Angeles Unified School District of trying to renege on key elements of an agreement to give teachers and parents broader powers to run schools. But district officials said most of the differences have been resolved and that final wording of the teachers' contract could be ready today. District officials said they expect the agreement to be "signed and sealed" by Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1989 | SAM ENRIQUEZ and ELAINE WOO, Times Staff Writers
Overnight, the balance of power in the nation's second-largest school district may have shifted dramatically. As a result of Tuesday's runoff election, the Los Angeles teachers union, which two weeks ago was locked in a bitter strike against the Los Angeles Unified School District, has won what appears to be a sympathetic majority on the Board of Education. And teachers suddenly face the heady prospect of wielding new influence over how the sprawling district--with about 600 schools and nearly 600,000 students--is run. The change on the seven-member board also raises questions about the future of district Supt.
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April 6, 1989
Alan Gershman is a liberal Democrat who has totally devoted himself to the education of young people in Los Angeles. Gershman's one sin (other than being a liberal Democrat) is that he has refused to give his body and soul to UTLA President Wayne Johnson and his union. With Gershman defeated in the April 11 election for the Los Angeles school board, the unions will own the school board lock, stock and barrel. Irrespective of the merits of the current wage dispute, this conflict of interest would very obviously be an unhealthy situation--unhealthy for the taxpayers, the voters and, in particular, the children.
NEWS
May 25, 1989 | PAUL FELDMAN, Times Staff Writer
Striking Los Angeles teachers approved a three-year contract at the Sports Arena this afternoon, paving the way for classrooms to return to normal after a wrenching nine-day strike. In a voice vote, a majority of roughly 12,000 teachers at the session shouted that they favored the contract. Union Vice President Frances Haywood then declared: "The contract has been accepted." A written ballot, considered a formality, is to be taken later today. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Unified School District board was meeting in a closed session and was expected to decide to accept the pact as well.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1989
Next Monday school could well be over for the year in Los Angeles. School Superintendent Leonard Britton has in effect dared the teachers' union to strike, and the teachers' union is behaving as if that's precisely what it wants to do. The school district is recruiting substitute teachers, and United Teachers-Los Angeles is printing picket signs. The leaders on each side may feel they are acting to help students in the long run. But if that were really true, there would be no strike.
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April 25, 1989 | ELAINE WOO, Times Education Writer
Warning that angry teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District will "shut this system down" if their contract demands are not met, the head of United Teachers-Los Angeles said Monday that teachers have voted overwhelmingly to strike May 30 if a settlement is not reached by May 29. Announcing the results of an April 19 strike authorization vote--the second such vote the union has held since March--UTLA President Wayne Johnson said 17,412...
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April 22, 1989 | SAM ENRIQUEZ, Times Staff Writer
Members of the Los Angeles teachers union accused the district Friday of recruiting college graduates to replace instructors who may strike May 30. But officials of the Los Angeles Unified School District denied the recruiting has to do with fears of a strike, insisting that it is part of the annual effort to fill the estimated 2,000 to 3,000 vacancies each fall. "Our teacher recruitment effort is not part of any plan to hire teachers in the event of a strike, district spokeswoman Diana Munatones said.
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April 19, 1989 | SAM ENRIQUEZ, Times Staff Writer
About 50 mostly Latino parents from across the Los Angeles school district marched in front of a Sun Valley elementary school Tuesday to protest efforts by a group of teachers seeking to end the district's bilingual education plan. Parents marching at Glenwood School said they support continuation of the district's plan to teach children academic subjects in their native languages while they learn English. Most of the parents in the protest belong to bilingual education advisory committees from different areas of the district.
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March 16, 1989
A petition drive aimed at getting Los Angeles Unified School District Supt. Leonard Britton fired has prompted an "overwhelming response" from the district's teachers, a spokesman for their union said Wednesday.
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August 19, 1989 | LYNN STEINBERG, Times Staff Writer
Frustrated by a five-month police investigation that appears to have stalled, the widow of slain high school teacher Hal Arthur offered $10,000 Friday for information leading to a conviction in the killing, increasing the total reward in the case to $60,000. "I'd like to help if I could; I would sell my house if I had to," Virginia Arthur said.
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