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Teachers union set to demand salary hike of 17.6 percent

Vanessa Romo | January 16, 2014

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The UTLA House of Representatives last night voted to demand a significant salary hike for teachers — an increase of nearly 20 percent.


Teachers last received a pay raise in early 2007; their last contract with LA Unified expired in 2011.

The union says higher salaries are long overdue, especially since voters passed Prop. 30 more than a year-ago, increasing the per-student funds the district receives from the state.

The tweet makes no mention of the span of time for phasing in the raise, but UTLA said it intends to release a statement with more details on the vote later today.


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