Classes were set to resume Friday in the Los Angeles Unified School District after a three-day strike by teachers and support staff.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the labor dispute that prompted the walkout remains unresolved.
Local 99 of Service Employees International Union — which represents 30,000 gardeners, custodians, teacher aides, special education assistants, bus drivers, food service workers and others — asserted that the strike focused attention on the plight of some of the school district’s lowest-paid workers.
The union wants a 30% across-the-board salary increase plus a $2-per-hour addition for the lowest-paid workers.
The district has offered a 23% pay increase and 3% bonus. Only workers on the job since the 2020-21 school year would receive the full wage increase.
United Teachers Los Angeles urged its 35, 000 members to strike in solidarity with Local 99.