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14 Jan 2019 | 10:45 AM UTC

US: Teacher strike and protest in Los Angeles January 14

United States of America News Alert

Teachers to strike and protest in Los Angeles on January 14; heightened security measures and localized disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/14/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/14/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Los_Angeles). COUNTRY/REGION Los Angeles

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Event

The United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) union has called on its members to stage an indefinite strike from Monday, January 14, to denounce failed negotiations with district officials over various issues, including funding and class size issues. A protest march is also scheduled to take place on Monday, with participants expected to gather in front of the City Hall bafore marching to the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) headquarters.

A heightened security presence as well as traffic disruptions are likely in the vicinity of the protest.

Context

The strike and protest mark the first teachers walkout in Los Angeles - the country's second-largest school district - in three decades.

Advice

Individuals in Los Angeles are advised to monitor developments to the situation, anticipate localized transportation disruptions, and avoid all demonstrations as a precaution.

 

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