The Los Angeles teachers' strike was big, it was united, and now it's victorious. We interview UTLA chief negotiator Arlene Inouye about how the strike turned the tables on the billionaire privatizers.
Arlene Inouye is secretary of United Teachers Los Angeles and co-chair of the union’s contract bargaining team. Inouye has eighteen years of experience as a Spanish bilingual speech and language specialist.
The teachers strike wave has reached Los Angeles: teachers there recently voted overwhelmingly to strike. They are fighting against school privatization, wage and benefit cuts, and the nationwide project to dismantle public education.