We Are Lynwood Teachers Association

We are your teachers, special education teachers, early childhood education teachers, counselors, speech/language pathologists, and school psychologists.
We stand for:
  1. Providing a high-quality and rigorous education for every student
  2. Creating equal opportunity for all
  3. Increasing student achievement
  4. Making every Lynwood school a safe, clean, and nurturing environment
We have been in contract negotiations with District administration since December 2017 over salary, health and welfare benefits, and improvements to our working conditions.
We are fighting for:
  1. A fair wage and affordable health benefits
  2. An increase in Parent-Teacher Conference time
  3. Physical relief breaks for all teachers
  4. Equity in assignments and compensation for extra duties
We remain without resolution to these important issues and are asking members of our community to help in our efforts to reach a fair contract settlement with the District.

The Beginning

The Lynwood Teachers Association was established in 1966, with the trunk of the founder’s car serving as the first LTA office. LTA was founded with a mind to improve the working conditions of teachers and emphasizing the importance of a decent learning environment for students.
At the time, the Bargaining Team consisted of a “meet and consult” group, which meant that the district could ignore the teachers’ wishes and provide the schools and teachers with only what they wanted to. That changed in the mid-70s, when Jerry Brown was governor for the first time. Bargaining then became “bargaining between the district and the teachers”, and the district had to listen and respond to the teachers’ bargaining positions.
As an LTA member, you are part of approximately 725 dedicated educators serving Lynwood Unified School District.  We represent all K-12 teachers, counselors, speech language pathologists, school psychologists, early childhood educators, and adult school teachers employed in Lynwood.  Additionally, as an LTA member, you are part California Teachers Association (CTA) representing 325,000 educators throughout California, and National Educators Association (NEA), representing 3.2 million educators across the country.

Union Code of Conduct

  • I will not criticize any union colleague except to the individual directly.
  • If any union colleague is being criticized in my presence, I will confront the criticism and ask that it stop.
  • I will not participate in any conversations with management that criticizes, or negatively speculates about, any union colleague.
  • I will settle my differences with my colleagues within my union.
  • I will engage in debate, offer others every opportunity for debate, and respect minority viewpoints, but I will observe and report the majority mandate of my union.