LOS ANGELES — A last-minute bid to avert a three-day strike that could shut down the nation’s second-largest school district appeared to fall flat Monday, with union officials saying district leaders broke the confidentiality of a planned 11th-hour negotiating session.

“This afternoon, SEIU (Service Employees International Union) Local 99 had agreed to enter a confidential mediation process with LAUSD to try and address our differences,” union Executive Director Max Arias said in a statement late Monday afternoon. “Unfortunately, LAUSD broke that confidentiality by sharing it with the media before our bargaining team, which makes all decisions, had a chance to discuss how to proceed. This is yet another example of the school district’s continued disrespect of school workers. We are ready to strike.

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Jimzan 3

Let them Strike....and then give them a 2% Pay-Cut when they return. You do "NOT" reward Failure with a Pay Raise...LAUSD is just another Gang of Thugs, and Activist Scum....and When J Powell raises interest rates again (here shortly) the Broke Teachers will take a 4% pay-cut....rightfully so.

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