Taco trucks feed LA teachers on strike
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Taco trucks in Los Angeles are feeding teachers who began their strike Monday after contract negotiations stalled.

The United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) are striking for the first time in 30 years over failed negotiations centering on pay raises, school staffing and class sizes.


Food trucks serving tacos arrived outside the Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts where roughly 50 people were protesting.

“It’s L.A. What else are you going to bring?” Victor Fernandez, a member of the International Socialists Organization, told the Los Angeles Times. “It’s tacos. Nobody hates tacos.”

While students are still going to classes taught by substitute teachers and reassigned administrators, about 30,000 teachers plan to be on strike for the long haul.

A GoFundMe campaign called “Tacos for Teachers” was started last week to provide taco trucks to the UTLA picket line.

The campaign has already surpassed its $15,000 goal.