Los Angeles County Sues Monsanto Over Chemical Contamination

By Andrew Emett, Nationofchange.org -

According to the lawsuit, Monsanto had been aware that polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were harmful but concealed the data for years while polluting the water. Los Angeles County recently filed [...]

Thousands Of Uber Drivers Are Striking In Los Angeles

By Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox.com  -

Uber and Lyft drivers in Los Angeles are refusing to pick up customers today — part of a one-day strike to protest Uber’s recent decision to slash pay rates for drivers in the area. Last week, [...]

Public Schools Should Offer More Vegan Menus

By Staff, Pe.com -

LOS ANGELES – Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian, D-Van Nuys, announced proposed legislation Wednesday that he said would provide incentives for public schools across the state to offer students a [...]

Some Early Lessons From The Los Angeles Teachers Strike

By Bruce A. Dixon, Blackagendareport.com -

Corporate media absolutely won’t tell you this, but this year’s Los Angeles teachers strike is the latest chapter in the long running struggle against the privatization of public education in the [...]

Canada’s Reconciliation Fail, LA Teacher’s Strike Big Picture & The Commodified Self

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

How the lie of a struggling school district drove LA teachers to strike – and the larger fight for public school funding vs. charter school elitism that these actions highlight. Next, in the [...]

UTLA Reaches Bargaining Deal With District

By Staff, Utla.net -

After six days on strike along with parents, students and community members across Los Angeles, we have reached a historic agreement that addresses major issues impacting our schools, students [...]

The Radical Worker Politics Of The Los Angeles Teacher Strike

By Jared Sacks, Roarmag.org -

Depending on one’s capacity for optimism, 2018 either foretold the rebirth of labor militancy in the United States or, conversely, suggested the last gasp of a movement that has been in [...]

Teacher Strikes Expose The Corrupt Privatization Of Schools

By Jeff Bryant, IndependentMediaInstitute.org -

This week, Republican lawmakers held a press conference on Capitol Hill to kick off National School Choice Week, an annual event that began in 2011 under President Obama who proclaimed it as a [...]

L.A. School Board Member Breaks Ranks To Support Striking Teachers, Blames Beutner As District Losses Mount

By Erick Galindo, Lataco.com -

The teachers strike is happening because of Superintendent Austin Beutner and School Board policy of not contradicting him publicly during the negotiations, according to L.A. Unified School Board [...]

Billionaires Vs. LA Schools

By Eric Blanc, Jacobinmag.com -

Unlike many labor actions, the Los Angeles teachers’ strike is not really about wages or benefits. At its core, this is a struggle to defend public schools against the privatizing drive of a [...]

LA Teachers Strike Shows There Is Little Difference Between Dems & Repubs On Corporatized Education

By Steven Singer, Gadflyonthewallblog.com -

On Monday more than 30,000 teachers at 900 schools in Los Angeles, California, will be on strike. And unlike the wave of teachers strikes last year in red states like West Virginia, this time [...]

Los Angeles Teachers Strike To Defend Public Schools From The Privatizers

By Barbara Madeloni, Labornotes.org -

Last spring a teacher uprising swept the red states. Today it reached the West Coast, as the 34,000 members of United Teachers Los Angeles began a long-anticipated strike in the nation’s [...]

Los Angeles Teachers Strike In Second Largest School District In US

By David Brown, Wsws.org -

More than 33,000 teachers in Los Angeles, California went on strike Monday morning, setting up picket lines at more than 1,200 public schools in the second largest school district in the US. [...]

US: 31,000 Strong LA Teachers’ Union To Strike Next Week

By Staff, Telesurenglish.net -

A union representing over 30,000 teachers in Los Angeles, California has threatened a massive walkout to demand higher salaries, smaller class sizes, and a moratorium on new charter schools. The [...]

LA Teachers’ Strike: Dispatch #1

By Glenn Sacks, Counterpunch.org -

Absent a dramatic change in the Los Angeles Unified School District’s bargaining position, over 30,000 Los Angeles teachers will strike on Thursday, January 10. With nearly half a million [...]