A mammoth strike led by Los Angeles Unified’s lowest paid workers and supported by teachers kept district campuses closed Wednesday for a second day, as union leaders said they intend to stay out until Thursday and have not ruled out a later, possibly protracted strike if their demands for pay increases are not met.

Bus drivers joined by other strikers and supporters began protesting in pre-dawn hours at the district’s Gardena bus yard, yelling, “Don’t Cross,” and carrying signs that read, “Equitable wages NOW!” and “Salarios justos AHORA!” Throngs of picketers converged under often rainy skies on campuses throughout the 700-square-mile school system and were to attend larger rallies later in the day.

Local 99 of Service Employees International Union, which is leading the strike, does not have any negotiations scheduled with L.A. Unified for the duration of the strike. Click here to read more: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2023-03-22/lausd-strike-unites-workers-demanding-raises-closes-schools?utm_id=90803&sfmc_id=2420175