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L.A. Area Chamber commends LAUSD and UTLA on reaching an agreement

LOS ANGELES, CA — Today, following the announcement that LAUSD and UTLA have reached an agreement, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce released the following statement: 

“We commend LAUSD and UTLA on putting students first and coming together to find a resolution to the dispute regarding teacher contracts in Los Angeles. We are hopeful today’s agreement signifies a new era of collaboration and cooperation. We also applaud the Mayor, and the civic, community and business leaders who used their voice to ensure that resolution was achieved,” said Maria S. Salinas, President & CEO of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.

“As a convener of the L.A. Compact, and a trustee for the current and future welfare of the region, we understand the importance of bringing all of these stakeholders to the table when navigating these complex issues. As we move forward, we are committed to continuing to advocate on behalf of Los Angeles area schools to identify long-term solutions that ensure student success, cradle-to-career.”


The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of business in L.A. County. Founded in 1888, the Chamber promotes a prosperous economy and quality of life in the Los Angeles region. For more information, visit To coordinate an interview, please contact Mandy Denaux, or 213.580.7532. The L.A. Compact is a bold commitment by Los Angeles leaders from the education, business, government, labor and nonprofit sectors to transform education outcomes from cradle to career, ensuring that today’s youth have the skills necessary to compete and succeed in a 21st century global workforce. Read more.