California’s largest teachers union is demanding the Los Angeles Unified School District grant educators subsidized child care before they resume in-person teaching.
“We call on LAUSD to stand behind a commitment to get through this crisis together by offering parents and care-giving educators the same choice they are offering families at large – the opportunity to continue caring for our loved ones – without leaving our jobs as the current model requires. Accommodations for working parents and caregivers are essential to ensuring that LAUSD retains employees,” a petition from United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) member Maya Daniels stated.
The petition, which already garnered more than 2,000 signatures, claimed that the district has a “moral and ethical obligation to support parents, including their own employees” by offering childcare options for “children below the age of 5, with special needs or medical risks, or attending other school districts” beyond the programs already provided by LAUSD.
“Yes, we know healthcare and essential