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What you need to know about the three-day strike by LAUSD staff and teachers unions

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A crowd gathered in Grand Park in front of City Hall holding signs.
Last week, members of SEIU Local 99 and United Teachers of Los Angeles held a joint rally at Grand Park in front of L.A. City Hall.
(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)


The Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation’s second-largest school district, has kept all 1,000 campuses closed Thursday, the third and final day of a massive walkout of two unions representing teachers and school staff.

The strike is led by the union representing staff that includes bus drivers, custodians and teaching assistants, which has demanded a 30% salary hikes, among other issues. The teachers union is joining their walkout in solidarity. Mayor Karen Bass has stepped into the dispute to help mediate talks.

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