Teacher strike possible before end of school year
Posted on 11/12/2018 3:49:00 PM.

Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Larry Carter says if the legislature stalls on a teacher pay raise, you could see a mass walk out by the end of the school year. A recent survey found 61 percent of educators would support a strike.
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Survey finds Louisiana ranked as 4th worst state for teachers
Posted on 9/26/2018 6:45:00 AM.
The personal finance website WalletHub has released its report on the Best and Worst States for Teachers and Louisiana ranks as the 4th worst place to teach after analyzing 22 key metrics, including income growth potential and teacher safety. Louisiana Federation of Teachers spokesperson Les Landon says many of the concerning metrics area echoed by educators.
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Teachers union: 1,000 dollar pay raise not enough
Posted on 9/11/2018 3:10:00 AM.

Teachers Unions are responding to Governor John Bel Edwards’ backing of a 1,000 dollar pay raise for teachers, and a 500 dollar pay raise for support personnel, with one group saying that’s not enough. Louisiana Federation of Teachers Spokesperson Les Landon says it would take a 1,850 dollar raise to get Bayou educators back to the regional average, but the regional average is still too low.
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Survey: Majority of teachers support a statewide strike for better pay
Posted on 5/21/2018 5:57:00 PM.
A survey from the Louisiana Federation of Teachers indicates that 61 percent of union members support a statewide walkout or strike to accomplish their goals of better school funding and pay raises. The survey was inspired by a series of successful teacher’s strikes in other states. LFT president Larry Carter says they’re ready to send a message to the legislature.
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Louisiana public school teachers are fed up with the lack of resources
Posted on 5/16/2018 5:46:00 AM.

Public School teachers are hitting the hip when it comes to paying for school supplies for their students. A new survey released says teachers are spending about 480 dollars a year on notebooks, pens, and other supplies without reimbursement. Les Landon is a spokesperson for the Louisiana Federation of Teachers.

 
 
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Louisiana teachers union polling members on possible strike
Posted on 4/25/2018 5:06:00 AM.

A teachers strike in Kentucky that led to increased funding for schools and higher pay is inspiring educator walkouts and work stoppages across the south. Louisiana Federation of Teachers is now polling its members to see what actions they would favor to address quality of life for teachers and students. LFT spokesperson Les Landon says it’s not just about winning a bigger paycheck.
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Louisiana Teachers union hails successful strike in West Virginia
Posted on 3/7/2018 12:09:00 PM.

West Virginia teachers won a five percent raise for all state workers after a nine day strike. In the wake of reports showing Louisiana teachers are paid 2,000 dollars less than the regional average, Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Larry Carter says if all other options are exhausted to get better conditions for teachers, he would support a strike.
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LA Teachers salaries drop below regional average
Posted on 2/20/2018 12:33:00 PM.
After hitting the Southern average for teacher’s salaries back in 2007, Louisiana has fallen behind. Teachers are now paid $1,700 less than other teachers in the region. With a one-billion-dollar shortfall, it’s unlikely any extra money will go towards the 47,000 public school teachers.
 
Legislative and Political Director for the Louisiana Federation of Teachers Cynthia Posey says the state’s teachers are lured away by higher wages elsewhere.
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LFT angry over proposed cuts to federal education budget
Posted on 3/21/2017 5:38:00 PM.

The US Department of Education would face a $9 billion budget reduction under President Trump’s budget proposal, and one of the state’s major teacher unions is not happy about it. Les Landon with the Louisiana Federation of Teachers says it would devastate public education. And he says dollars for private and religious schools would increase by $1.4 billion to help pay for vouchers.
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Teacher unions join forces to protect public school funding
Posted on 2/14/2016 4:00:00 AM.

Louisiana’s two largest public school teacher unions, the Louisiana Federation of Teachers and the Louisiana Association of Educators, announced they are teaming up in an effort to prevent cuts to public school funding. LAE President Debbie Meaux believes they can achieve powerful results by working together.
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