LAUSD teachers take an official step toward a possible fall strike

United Teachers Los Angeles president Alex Caputo-Pearl, left, speaks during a teachers union event in 2007.
United Teachers Los Angeles president Alex Caputo-Pearl, left, speaks during a teachers union event in 2007.
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United Teachers Los Angeles leaders said officially Monday that — after more than a year at the bargaining table — contract talks between Los Angeles Unified School District officials and the teachers union had reached an "impasse."

The declaration marks the first first formal step toward a possible strike in the coming school year. The last L.A. Unified teachers strike was in 1989.

Read more about this story on LAist.com: LAUSD Teachers Just Took Their First Step Toward A Possible Strike