Los Angeles schools to close as district workers plan strike
Los Angeles schools will close as district workers plan to strike. I'm Lisa dwyer. Thousands of support workers in the Los Angeles unified school district will walk up the job Tuesday over stalled contract talks. They will be joined by teachers for a planned three day strike that will shut down the nation's second largest school system. The union representing support staffers say those staffers earn on average about $25,000 per year, many live in poverty because of low pay or limited work hours while struggling with inflation in the high cost of housing and LA county. During the strike some schools are expected to remain open with adult supervision, but no instruction to give students somewhere to go.