Labor Victory in L.A. Schools

Apr 6, 2023
5:05 PM

Cecily Myart-Cruz, president of United Teachers Los Angeles, with Max Arias, executive director of the Service Employees International SEIU Local 99 union, speak to thousands of Los Angeles Unified School District teachers and SEIU members rallying outside the LAUSD headquarters in Los Angeles Tuesday, March 21, 2023. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Many service employees in the Los Angeles Unified School District work two or three jobs to make ends meet, while still living below the poverty line. Some are even unhoused.

In this episode of Latino Rebels Radio, host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes Roosevelt High School teacher Jason Torres-Rangel to explain the plight of service workers in L.A. schools that led them to strike last month and why educators followed their lead.