Los Angeles County Libraries Step Up to Offer Services to Students During Potential LAUSD Strike, Including Huntington Library
Amidst an impending strike by Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) unions, the Los Angeles County Library has offered assistance to any students who may be impacted. The library's Youth Services department has prepared a list of pop-up activities for students and will be delivering snacks to various locations on Tuesday. The list of affected locations includes A C Bilbrew, Anthony Quinn Library, Bell Library, Cudahy Library, Culver City Julian Dixon Library, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, East Los Angeles Library, El Camino Real, Florence Library, Gardena Mayme Dear Library, Graham Library, Hawthorne Library, Huntington Park Library, Leland Weaver Library, Lomita Library, Masao W. Satow Library, Maywood Cesar Chavez Library, Pico Rivera Library, San Fernando Library, View Park Bebe Moore Campbell Library, West Hollywood Library, Willowbrook Library, and Woodcrest Library.
On March 21, the Service Employees International Union Local 99 announced a three-day strike to protest new labor pacts being negotiated with the district. The union represents nearly 30,000 workers, including bus drivers, custodians, and special education assistants. LAUSD Superintendent Alberto Carvalho had previously warned parents that schools may have to close until the strike is resolved, but he expressed confidence on Thursday that a deal can be reached to avoid the strike altogether.