The Washington Post Sunday
Thousands of teachers march as strike looms
Thousands of teachers who may go on strike against the nation’s second-largest school district next month marched and rallied in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday.
The teachers and supporters wore red shirts, banged drums and carried signs that read “Stand With LA Teachers!” as they took to the streets demanding a new contract.
The teachers union is threatening to strike for the first time in almost 30 years as frustrations mount over more than 18 months of negotiations with the Los Angeles Unified School District.
There has been no agreement despite three state mediation sessions, and the standoff is now in a fact-finding stage — the final step of a negotiation process under state law.