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USA: Thousands march through LA as teachers' strike begins 02:01

USA: Thousands march through LA as teachers' strike begins

United States, Los Angeles
January 15, 2019 at 00:21 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of teachers, school staff and students took the streets of downtown Los Angeles, on Monday, on the first day of a strike called to demand smaller class sizes, better salaries and more support staff.

Despite the rain, strikers and their supporters marched from the city hall to the offices of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) carrying signs reading "on strike against LAUSD for unfair labor practices" or "students deserve a nurse everyday."

The first teacher's strike in 30 years was organized by the United Teachers Los Angeles union after negotiations with the LAUSD broke off on Friday, when both parties failed to reach an agreement. Schools remained open but student attendance was reportedly low.

The LAUSD serves over 700,000 students, employs over 26,000 teachers, and is the second largest school district in the US.

USA: Thousands march through LA as teachers' strike begins 02:01
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Thousands of teachers, school staff and students took the streets of downtown Los Angeles, on Monday, on the first day of a strike called to demand smaller class sizes, better salaries and more support staff.

Despite the rain, strikers and their supporters marched from the city hall to the offices of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) carrying signs reading "on strike against LAUSD for unfair labor practices" or "students deserve a nurse everyday."

The first teacher's strike in 30 years was organized by the United Teachers Los Angeles union after negotiations with the LAUSD broke off on Friday, when both parties failed to reach an agreement. Schools remained open but student attendance was reportedly low.

The LAUSD serves over 700,000 students, employs over 26,000 teachers, and is the second largest school district in the US.

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