LA School District Caves to Union’s Reopening Demand for a Teacher Child Care Stipend

LA School District Caves to Union’s Reopening Demand for a Teacher Child Care Stipend


After a year of remote learning, many California parents are ready to see their children return to the classroom — but the United Teachers Los Angeles union continues to drag its feet, constantly introducing new demands.

And while negotiating a safe reopening plan is one thing, some of the requests have been utterly unrelated to the pandemic.

In a petition last month, the teachers union refused to resume in-person learning unless Los Angeles Unified School District educators received child care for their young children. The petition also accused the district of forcing teachers to choose between “our children or our job.”

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The demand for free child care followed on the heels of a January report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which found scant evidence of COVID-19 transmission in schools.

According to Politico, the district announced Monday it had conceded to the union’s demand. In exchange for returning some

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