On the picket line at Trinity Elementary
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For half a dozen moms at a South L.A. school, the strike is much more than a fight for teachers

On the picket line at Trinity Elementary

Angel Flores, 11, a fifth-grader at Trinity Elementary School, watches sister Kendy, 12 months, before heading to the picket line at his school. His mother, Kimberly Martinez, decided to keep her children out of school to support the strike.

 (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
On the picket line at Trinity Elementary

Kimberly Martinez, right, with children Angel Flores, 11, a fifth-grader at Trinity Elementary, and Dylan Flores, 7, a first-grader at Maple Primary Center, get coffee at a convenience store while walking to Trinity Elementary.

 (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
On the picket line at Trinity Elementary

Kimberly Martinez, left, and her sons on the picket line at Trinity Elementary.

 (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
On the picket line at Trinity Elementary

Sonia Perez, a second-grade teacher at Trinity Elementary, greets student Saraih Ruiz.

 (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
On the picket line at Trinity Elementary

A picketer in front of Trinity Elementary.

 (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
On the picket line at Trinity Elementary

Students make their way to class while teachers picket in front of Trinity Elementary.

 (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
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