Candidate Statement

Why you should vote for Soni Lloyd

Under my leadership we will take our union back from the labor bureaucracy and fight for real improvements for teachers and public education.  Over the last decade LAUSD bureaucrats have become dictators and destroyers of our profession with the consent of our union leaders. Our working conditions continue to deteriorate year after year while LAUSD has become the #1 charter authorizer in the nation.  


As UTLA president I will democratize our union and organize members to achieve what was not accomplished in the strike:


WIN A TRUE TEACHER'S CONTRACT: 

  • Just wages with annual cost of living adjustments. 
  • Reduce work load. 
  • Increase staffing at all schools.
  • Maternity leave for new parents.
  • Reasonable class sizes.
  • Professional development that works. 
  • Secure healthcare & retirement.
  • Strengthen due process and stop discrimination.
  •  Open negotiations of contracts.


END PRIVATIZATION: 

  • A plan to abolish charter schools.
  • Contract that gives UTLA  members a voice in charter authorization.  
  • Address needs of community through fully funded public schools with a goal to phase out charters, including all colocations.
  • Collect fees charters owe to LAUSD immediately. 
  • Write and pursue legislation to kill prop 39 and the California Charter School law of 1992. 


STOP BUDGET MANIPULATION OF LAUSD: 

  • The reserve has grown from $1.8 billion during the strike to $2.2 billion at the end of 2019! 
  • Require LAUSD to spend all taxpayer funds on their schools.
  • Ongoing public campaigns on district management of public funds. 


ACTIVATE PARENTS AND STUDENTS: 

  • Monthly area meeting strategy sessions with students and parents. 
  • Student Unions set up at every school overseen by new UTLA student involvement committee. 
  • Invest in real community organizing based on relationships between teachers, parents and students instead of giving our money to sell out politicians.  


MY RECORD IN UTLA: 

  • Political action coordinator, co-chair and chair at school site.
  • Community organizer during multiple contract and legislative campaigns. 
  • Member of House of Reps and West Area Steering Committee,
  • Member Schools LA Student’s Deserve and the Alliance to Reclaim our Schools.


     POWER TO THE TEACHERS!


   VOTE LLOYD for UTLA President

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About CORELA

 

The Caucus of Rank and File Educators in Los Angeles is a 

movement of progressive teachers, psychologists, counselors, itinerant personnel, substitutes and their supporters who are fighting for fundamental change to the system of public education  through our union, United Teachers of Los Angeles.  We will end privatization and improve public schools for teachers and students.    


We believe the rank and file teachers need to be the drivers of this change because our daily work informs us on what should be done.  We will transform UTLA into a more democratic, harder fighting union that emphasizes mass political action and the militant defense of its toiling  members.  In doing this we will no longer prioritize fruitless campaigns for high profile politicians of the two major parties.  Instead our focus will be on using our resources to address the daily needs of teachers and to educate and organize the masses to take back their schools.  

 

Collectively we are building a platform that puts the daily needs of public school educators and students first so they can lead a reconstruction of public education and society.  CORE-LA will fight for a visionary contract, not the status quo that is leaving too many working class families behind.   


We will challenge the current leadership, Union Power, via the electoral  process within all parts of the union, including the office of  president.  Elections begin on February 3rd.  We invite like minded  educators, parents and students to join us in this Just Cause for the  future.  



OUR DRAFT PLATFORM FOR A NEW FIGHTING UTLA

 

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Prosperity


Pedagogy

Teacher Soni Lloyd Announces CORE LA and His Candidacy

Check out this great video

Events

Jan 8

City-Wide Officer Candidate Q and A

10 AM

UTLA Building

Jan 8

City-Wide Officer Candidate Q and A

10 AM

UTLA Building

Feb 3

Ballots will be mailed to membership. Send back ballot or vote online. Ballots will be picked up f

Event Details

Feb 3

Ballots will be mailed to membership. Send back ballot or vote online. Ballots will be picked up f

Ballots include voter PIN and electronic voting instructions.