LA educators today are standing together with the community to fight for smaller class sizes, more counselors and librarians, fair wages and a quality education for every student in LAUSD. Striking is always a last resort and it takes extraordinary courage to risk everything to do what’s right.
It’s bad enough when members of the public cross a strike picket line. It’s worse when union members do, and worse still when those union members are millionaire athletes who are looked up to by children as role models.
Imagine working side-by-side with others who have all the benefits of being an employee of a company including paid sick days, a minimum wage, workers’ comp, unemployment insurance and more. Now imagine you are doing similar work without any of those protections because your boss decided to call you an “independent contractor” instead of an employee simply because he wants to cut corners on costs.