You deserve a union that works for you and with you

You got into education to make a difference. You should make a great living too!

Angela Chavez

Angela Chavez


I want to empower you to be leaders and together have an amplified voice. If you are weary, I’m here to encourage and advocate on your behalf! You matter!



My name is Angela Chavez. I am a Chapter Co-Chair, UTLA/NEA Delegate, and 22-year LAUSD educator. When faced with conflict with an administrator at my school site, I had to learn to become my own champion. I studied the contract and CA Ed Code, read district bulletins and began to assert my contractual rights. I often felt alone through my struggle. I wished for more guidance, support, and communication from my union representatives. I want a different experience for you. You matter!

Therefore, if elected as a Harbor Area Board of Director my goal is to champion for you! I know the work is hard, and how at times we can feel undervalued and unsupported. I want to empower you to be leaders and together have an amplified voice. If you are weary, I’m here to encourage and advocate on your behalf! You matter!

Area Directors are responsible for leading, serving, and attending meetings; as your representative, my advocacy will reflect you and your needs in Harbor Area schools. You matter!


Vote For Change!

We will return democracy to UTLA to empower all of our members again!

The president changed the constitution to take away the veto power of the Hosue Of Representatives giving her the power of a dictator. This silences your voice!

Vote For Change candidates will make sure every one of us has a voice in our union and nobody is silenced, disrespected, or dismissed. You deserve to be heard.

We have a comprehensive plan to raise teacher pay!

Anyone can say raise teacher pay, but we have a comprehensive plan to make it happen. Each and every one of you deserves to be paid a substantial professional salary. We will make that happen, together.


We will do more to stop the abuse and intimidation of teachers!

You deserve to work free of intimidation. We will protect your rights and strengthen your representation during grievance hearings.

 Bring back SCRAM.  Stop member abuses by administrators.


We will end excessive workload increases without additional pay

You should not be expected to do more and more work without being paid for it! Your time should be rewarding to you and you should be well compensated for it.


We will fight for less testing

Testing should not replace time teaching. Students are not standardized cogs in a machine. They are individuals with very individualized needs, learning styles, and challenges.


Restructuring public education for families to better afford to live in L.A.

Students’ families and teachers struggle to be able to afford to live in Los Angeles. We will work to create a modern curriculum that empowers students, teachers, and schools to increase economic stability and security moving forward.


Creating more accountability & transparency for UTLA

When you show up and succeed in getting an important motion passed only to have it disappear into some committee, that is unjust and unacceptable!

We have the expertise and experience to know what UTLA should be doing that they are not doing, and what they are doing that they definitely should not be doing!

We will make UTLA transparent and accountable to you and every rank-and-file member.


Reducing teacher workload

Overcrowded classrooms and insufficient numbers of teachers aids and support staff put undue burdens on you.

We will work together in reducing teacher workloads. 

Making professional development relevant to each teacher

Professional development should be relevant to each teacher.

Removing political factionalism/exclusion within UTLA so we can win together

For too long UTLA has been run like an insiders club. Past officers have been excluded and frozen out in an apparent effort to preserve power.

We will create an inclusive collegial environment and welcome the input, ideas, and participation of every past elected officer, many of whom have a wealth of experience that can continue to help our members.

The information herein represents the views and opinions of the candidates and does not necessarily represent or reflect the opinions of UTLA.