Firefighters march in support of striking LA teachers
Hundreds of firefighters are marching in downtown Los Angeles to support public school teachers as their strike enters its second week
LOS ANGELES — Hundreds of firefighters are marching in downtown Los Angeles to support public school teachers as their strike enters its second week.
The firefighters are taking time out Tuesday morning from a conference of the International Association of Fire Fighters to back the teachers.
Thousands of educators represented by United Teachers Los Angeles walked off the job and onto picket lines Jan. 14 for the first time in 30 years.
Group appears much larger than 1,000 — mostly firefighters, just marched in support of LA teachers on strike. @UTLAnow prepared for news conference; contract bargaining continues today... #abc7eyewitness pic.twitter.com/jnXmlWYQrF— Marc Cota-Robles (@abc7marccr) January 22, 2019
The union and the Los Angeles Unified School District are at odds over issues including salary, class sizes and support staff.
Schools have stayed open during the strike with substitute teachers in classrooms.
Negotiations between the two sides continued through the long holiday weekend.
The district is the second largest in the U.S. after New York City.
As we enter the 6th day of the #LosAngeles teachers’ strike, more than 1000 international firefighters are preparing to march in support of teachers in downtown LA. #UTLA. #LAUSD. @KNX1070 pic.twitter.com/DPn0L1VEYF— Jon Baird (@KNXBaird) January 22, 2019
HAPPENING NOW: 1,000 firefighters are marching in support of LA teachers amid strike — awaiting their arrival at Miguel Contreras High School in downtown. | WATCH @ABC7 6:30am. LIVE: https://t.co/a8eFAqjJ8p pic.twitter.com/1AmGxIOvxv— Marc Cota-Robles (@abc7marccr) January 22, 2019