This is from the United Teachers of Los Angeles:
LOS ANGELES — UTLA members have voted overwhelmingly to resist a premature and unsafe physical return to school sites. Over five days of voting March 1 through 5 conducted by Integrity Voting Systems, 24,580 ballots were cast, with 91% Yes ballots (22,480) and 9% No (2,100).
When was the UFT member vote on the NYC building reopening plan? The answer of course is never.
For those interested in the UTLA demands, here are some specifics from Deadline:
The union is demanding that all teachers and school staff be vaccinated before they return to in-person instruction. It also does not want campuses to reopen until Los Angeles County moves out of the “purple” tier. Union officials argue that while the countywide transmission rate has dropped below the 25 per 100,000 residents threshold, many neighborhoods the LAUSD serves are lower-income, and have rates that are three times as high as more affluent communities.
What is the NYC rate per 100,000?
According to The City, COVID is not exactly under control here. What about those new variants?