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OVER AT LAST: The three-day strike is over, but critics question whether the pros of the strike truly outweight the cons.

The cons of LAUSD going on strike

By Docette Danialypour, Staff Writer Mar 24, 2023
The recent three-day strike by LAUSD teachers and staff for better wages has sparked mixed reactions among stakeholders. While some see it as a necessary step towards addressing the long-standing issue of underpaid education workers, others argue that it was not worth the cost of missed learning.
Teachers across Los Angeles rally to demand a significant increase in their pay.

Teachers and service workers hold massive rally

By Mia Ramirez, Staff Mar 16, 2023
Thousands of unionized LAUSD workers showed up at a downtown event to demand higher pay and better working conditions.
A satellite image from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) showing the Saddleridge brush fire.

UTLA protests against LAUSD’s decisions during the Saddleridge Brush Fire

By Mhar Tenorio and Ani Tutunjyan Oct 15, 2019
LAUSD's decision to open all schools on Monday, Oct. 15 after the Saddleridge Brush Fire has been met with opposition from United Teachers Los Angeles.
Shano and Osorio

UTLA-LAUSD Agreement: What Do Our Teachers Think?

By Lucas Shim Mar 9, 2019
The teachers of Van Nuys share their own opinions about the UTLA strike and agreement.
A half eaten rotten apple.

Our Nation Doesn’t Value Teachers. That’s a Problem.

By Stefanie Tyo Mar 5, 2019
The devaluation of teachers has reached an all time high that may very well impact education as a whole.
The Wolfpack staff continues to stand strong, campaigning for reform in their district.

UTLA Strike Timeline

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief Feb 11, 2019

Jan 12, 2017 UTLA makes their first proposal for smaller class sizes, a raise in teacher salaries, academic freedom and responsibility for teachers. Jan 26, 2017 UTLA made a proposal on teacher transfers...

Van Nuys teachers picket in front of the school the first day of the strike, January 14.

UTLA Strike Over

By Zoe Rodriguez Jan 22, 2019
More than a week since UTLA members first left their classrooms, the district and union have finally settled.
A group of Teachers and fellow supporters protest in front of the schools main entrance.


By Mhar Tenorio, Online Editor-in-Chief Jan 15, 2019
As the strike rages on, VNHS principal Ms. Gardea talks about school instruction during the strike, attendance, and her support for the teachers’ decision to strike.
Van Nuys teachers stand their ground striking in front of the school in the rain.

Snapshot of the Strike

By Kayla Lee, Editor in Chief Jan 15, 2019

Van Nuys teachers picket in front of the school. A repeat of this scenario is highly probable on January 14.

LAUSD to See a World Without Teachers

By Zoe Rodriguez Jan 11, 2019
With the UTLA strike fast approaching, it is vital for students to understand what the dispute is really about and how we have arrived at this impasse.
LAUSD teachers march in protest for increasing benefits.

UTLA Strikes Return

By Stefanie Tyo and Zoe Rodriguez Jan 9, 2019

LAUSD and the UTLA are having a final meeting Wednesday Jan 9, to settle their dispute before Thursdays planned teacher strike. The pair have been clashing for months now over issues such as class size,...

Ms. Elizabeth Sterling and Ms. Etleva Hasa

Faculty Participates in UTLA Action

Oct 10, 2018
Teachers and other staff members passed out flyers before school on Oct. 10 in a show of support for union demands.
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