More than half a million kids could miss school next week because of a planned-three day strike from employees of the nation's second-largest school system, who are demanding higher wages due to rising inflation and housing costs.
The development comes as the latest round of negotiations between the Los Angeles Unified School District schools and a union representing 30,000 of its cafeteria workers, bus drivers, and other school staffers seemingly fell flat on Friday.
Called in hopes of averting a strike that would close more than 1,000 schools, the negotiations hit a standstill - even after assertions from Superintendent Alberto Carvalho that the district was prepared to improve its offer of three consecutive raises in the same amount of years to avoid any closures.
I would counter offer "we pay you what you are worth." If the kids can't read, you pay us. In the interim we declare an emergency and have parents teach the kids. No more TG crap.