SUPPORT LOS ANGELES TEACHERS, SCHOOL WORKERS & STUDENTS! EDUCATION IS A RIGHT FOR ALL!

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SUPPORT LOS ANGELES TEACHERS, SCHOOL WORKERS & STUDENTS!
EDUCATION IS A RIGHT FOR ALL!

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The upcoming strike by United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) — teachers, nurses, librarians, counselors and social workers in Los Angeles County Unified School District (LAUSD) — will be critical not only for teachers, school workers and students in Los Angeles but for communities across the country.

What’s at issue is a national anti-union drive whose goal is not only to eradicate collective bargaining by public school workers but also to attack education rights for poor and working class students. The intransigence of LAUSD and School Superintendent Beutner indicates their intent to further privatize public schools and to continue to allow charter schools to function without oversight or regulation in the second largest school district in the country.

The lack of oversight of charter schools and private schools is tantamount to the re-segregation of our public school system nationally.

Those students remaining in Los Angeles public schools — largely students of color, students who are entitled to special education services, and overall from low-income families — have needs that cannot continue to be neglected.

We the undersigned extend our full solidarity with UTLA in this important struggle.

We call on unions, communities and students to join the picket lines when possible and to reach out to community organizations, churches, co-workers, family and friends and educate them about this important battle for union rights and for the health and development of 640,000 students.

If you are not in Los Angeles, consider holding solidarity actions and pickets in your own city, town or state. Have your union or group pass resolutions. Circulate this statement and call Superintendent Beutner at 213-241-1000 to say that you support LA school workers.

To add your name or organization, message us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SupportLATeachers/ or email harriettubmancenter@gmail.com . Please indicate if you are signing as an individual or on behalf of an organization.

#UTLAStrong #DeafEd #Red4ED

UTLA

INITIATOR: Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice – Los Angeles

ENDORSERS:
United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE Union) California
American Federation of Teachers Guild 1931, San Diego
Service Employees (SEIU) Local 721 Latino Caucus
Unión del Barrio – Los Angeles
Los Angeles Tenants Union: Eastside Local
Reverend CD Witherspoon, President Emeritus, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Greater Baltimore
Steve Gillis, Financial Secretary, United Steelworkers Local 8751, Boston school bus drivers’ union
Alise Sochaczewski, National Union of Healthcare Workers (retired)
ME TOO March International
California for Progress
Maryland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (CHRP)
American Indian Movement – Southern California
Harvard Blvd Block Club – South Central Los Angeles
Los Angeles Workers Assembly
Youth Against War & Racism, Baltimore
Peoples Power Assembly, Baltimore
Prisoners Solidarity Committee
Puerto Rican Alliance – So Cal
International Action Center, West Coast
Lizz Toledo, LCSW, Latinx LGBTQ activist
Baltimore Bus Riders Union
Project Solidarity, NYC
Solidarity with Novorossiya & Antifascists in Ukraine
Lallan Schoenstein, SEIU Retiree, NY Metro Labor, ILCA
Greg Butterfield, National Organization of Legal Service Workers, UAW Local 2320, NYC

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Apoye a lxs maestros, trabajadorxs escolares y estudiantes de Los Ángeles!
¡Educación es un Derecho de Todxs!
La próxima huelga de la UTLA — maestrxs, enfermerxs, bibliotecarixs, conserjes y trabajadorxs sociales en el LAUSD (Los Angeles County Unified School District) — es importante no solo para lxs maestrxs, trabajadorxs escolares y estudiantes en Los Ángeles, sino también para todas las comunidades en todo el país.
El centro de la cuestión es una campaña nacional antisindical que tiene no solo el propósito de erradicar la negociación colectiva de lxs trabajadorxs escolares públicos, sino que también ataca los derechos educativos de estudiantes pobres y de clase trabajadora. La intransigencia del LAUSD y del superintendente escolar Beutner nos indica sus intenciones de privatizar aún más las escuelas públicas y seguir permitiendo que las escuelas chárter continúen funcionando sin supervisión ni reglas en el distrito que es el segundo más grande del país.
La falta de supervisión en las escuelas chárter y en las escuelas privadas equivale a la re-segregación de nuestro sistema de escuelas públicas a nivel nacional.
Lxs estudiantes que se quedan en las escuelas públicas de Los Ángeles — en gran parte estudiantes de color, estudiantes con necesidades especiales y en general de familias con bajos ingresos — tienen necesidades que no pueden seguir siendo ignoradas.
Lxs abajo firmantes, extendemos nuestra plena solidaridad con UTLA en esta importante lucha.
Llamamos a todos los sindicatos, comunidades y a lxs estudiantes a que cuando les sea posible se unan a los piquetes y se acerquen a organizaciones comunitarias, iglesias, compañerxs de trabajo, familiares y amigxs para educarles acerca de esta batalla tan importante para los derechos del los sindicatos y para la salud y el desarrollo de 640,000 estudiantes.
Si no está en Los Ángeles, considere organizar una acción de solidaridad y piquetes en su ciudad, pueblo o estado.
Haga que su sindicato o grupo apruebe sus resoluciones. Haga circular esta declaración y llame al superintendente Beutner al 213-241-1000 para decirle que apoya a lxs trabajadores escolares de Los Ángeles.
Iniciado por el Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice, Los Ángeles
Para añadir su nombre u organización mande un correo electrónico a: harriettubmancenter@gmail.comhttps://www.facebook.com/SupportLATeachers/

Iniciador: Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice – Los Angeles
Endosantes:
United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE Union) California
American Federation of Teachers Guild 1931, San Diego
Service Employees (SEIU) Local 721 Latino Caucus
Unión del Barrio – Los Angeles
Los Angeles Tenants Union: Eastside Local
Reverend CD Witherspoon, President Emeritus, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Greater Baltimore
Steve Gillis, Financial Secretary, United Steelworkers Local 8751, Boston school bus drivers’ union
Alise Sochaczewski, National Union of Healthcare Workers (retired)
ME TOO March International
California for Progress
Maryland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (CHRP)
American Indian Movement – Southern California
Harvard Blvd Block Club – South Central Los Angeles
Los Angeles Workers Assembly
Youth Against War & Racism, Baltimore
Peoples Power Assembly, Baltimore
Prisoners Solidarity Committee
Puerto Rican Alliance – So Cal
International Action Center, West Coast
Lizz Toledo, LCSW, Latinx LGBTQ activist
Baltimore Bus Riders Union
Project Solidarity, NYC
Solidarity with Novorossiya & Antifascists in Ukraine
Lallan Schoenstein, SEIU Retiree, NY Metro Labor, ILCA
Greg Butterfield, National Organization of Legal Service Workers, UAW Local 2320, NYC, Wisconsin Bail Out The People Movement

#UTLAStrong #DeafEd #Red4ED

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