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Source: Associated Press

Thousands of teachers march in Los Angeles as strike looms

December 15, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of teachers who may go on strike against the nation’s second-largest school district next month marched and rallied in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday.

The teachers and their supporters wore red shirts, banged drums and carried signs that read “Stand With LA Teachers!” as they took to the streets demanding a new contract.

The teachers union is threatening to strike for the first time in nearly 30 years as frustrations mount over more than 18 months of negotiations with Los Angeles Unified School District.

United Teachers Los Angeles leaders rejected the latest contract offer last month. There has been no agreement despite three state mediation sessions, and the standoff is now in a fact-finding stage — the final step of a negotiation process under state law.

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Read more: https://www.apnews.com/17611d6532394b3c9312f74aa372d20a

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