With no new talks, LA teacher strike all but inevitable

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers are planning to strike Monday.

The teachers’ union rejected an offer Friday from the LA Unified School District, calling the proposal “woefully inadequate.”

The district proposed a 6 percent salary increase over the first two years of a three-year contract.

The United Teachers Los Angeles says it wants a 6.5 percent hike that would take effect all at once and be retroactive to fiscal 2017.

With no new talks scheduled, pickets are likely to begin at 7 a.m.

Schools will remain open. The district has hired substitutes to replace staffers who leave schools for picket lines.

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