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Update: Tentative Deal Reached Between School Employees and LAUSD Following Strike

Joel Eisenberg

The deal was announced today.

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Author’s Note

This article is based on personal experience and accredited media reports. Linked information within this article is attributed to NYT.com.


Earlier today NewsBreak published “Stark Realities Behind the LAUSD Strike From a Former Special Education Teacher,” my expose of special education classrooms referenced against the three-day strike.

My general thesis, in large part based on personal experience, is what was once a noble pursuit — working with students — has all too frequently become a danger zone, which striking LAUSD workers have recognized.

As excerpted from my expose: Both the students and the teachers deserve better. Administrators have to step up and publicly acknowledge the harsh realities behind the walls, as opposed to the fantasy. Funding matters and improvements will follow in due course. I have seen family members upset upon reading incident reports and reasons for suspension, but disgusted with the teachers who they accuse of not doing their jobs.

Now comes word that a tentative deal has been reached among involved parties in the LAUSD conflict.

Let us explore further.

LAUSD, 2023

According to a March 24th report from The New York Times, entitled “Los Angeles Schools and 30,000 Workers Reach Tentative Deal After Strike,” the former strikers who returned to work today appear to have settled with the district.

As excerpted from the report: The union representing 30,000 education workers reached a tentative deal with the Los Angeles Unified School District on Friday, following a three-day strike that closed hundreds of campuses and canceled classes for 422,000 students earlier this week.

The report went on to state: Local 99 of the Service Employees International Union, which represents support workers in the school district, sought a 30 percent pay increase and said that many of its employees made little more than the minimum wage and struggled to afford the cost of living in Southern California. Both the union and the school district announced the deal late Friday afternoon.


This is a developing story. In the event of pertinent updates to this matter, I will share them here on NewsBreak.

Thank you for reading.

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