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At union rallies across L.A., teachers seek more than just a pay hike
At union rallies across L.A., teachers seek more than just a pay hike

More than 500 teachers union members and supporters gathered late Thursday afternoon at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights to rally for their contract demands. The Eastside site was one of five where the union held events across the sprawling Los Angeles Unified system. The demonstrations were intended to make a statement about union solidarity over contract demands. United Teachers Los Angeles is seeking a one-year, permanent 10% raise, while also putting forward an agenda on staffing levels, classroom conditions and policies aimed at improving academic results. District officials, including Supt. Ramon C. Cortines, have said that the union is seeking more than the nation’s...

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