Teachers Union Increases Dues To Fight Wealthy Donors

Members of United Teachers Los Angeles have agreed, with an 82% approval vote, to raise annual dues to $1,000 a year.

The 32,000-member union includes mostly teachers but also includes school nurses, counselors and psychologists. A little more than 50% of members voted, which is high by UTLA standards.

The additional money is needed to fight well-funded opponents, including foundations and wealthy donors who have sought to reduce teacher job protections, limit union fundraising and spur the growth of nonunion charter schools, according to Union President Alex Caputo-Pearl

UTLA is getting ready to negotiate with L.A. Unified School District about class sizes and other issues facing nurses, counselors, and teachers.


Read more at The Los Angeles Times