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UTLA takes demands for raises and hiring to parents

Chase Niesner | February 26, 2014

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UTLA Leafletting Campaign The teachers union is taking its demands to the school yard.

On Feb. 28, United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) is staging a coordinated leafleting campaign, directed at parents during drop-off, to fight for more pay and increased hiring.

Dubbed, “Time for Kids” the campaign is set to take place before the first bell on Friday.

“We are taking our fight for an overdue raise, smaller class sizes and fully staffed schools to parents and the community through leafleting efforts,” says the union website. “Employees have the right to pass out materials during non-working/duty-free times.”

It is unclear whether laws that restrict political activity and school property would apply in this situation. We are awaiting a response from LA Unified.

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