LA Teachers Secure Commitment For A Full-Time Nurse In Every School As Strike Ends
Currently, the Los Angeles school district pays for nurses one day a week at schools, although schools often use discretionary funds to pay for additional days. The lack of proper staffing for nurses was a major component of the teachers' strike.
Los Angeles Times:
LAUSD Teachers' Strike Ends. Teachers To Return To Classrooms Wednesday
The Los Angeles teachers union ended its strike Tuesday night, based on overwhelming support for a contract agreement with the school district, union leaders said. Teachers, nurses, counselors and librarians will be back in their classrooms Wednesday, said Alex Caputo-Pearl, president of United Teachers Los Angeles. “A vast supermajority are voting yes for the agreement that we made,” said Caputo-Pearl, who also acknowledged that many votes still were being tallied. (Blume and Kohli, 1/22)
In other news —
Fresno County Court Staff Agree To Contract, End Strike
The court reporters and other support staff at the Fresno County Superior Court have agreed to a labor contract with the court, ending a strike that began last week. The Service Employees International Union Local 521, which represents about 275 court employees, announced the resolution Tuesday afternoon. (Appleton, 1/22)