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!

Carrie Phu

Carrie Phu


I want to use my extraordinary 28-yrs of SECRETARY SUPER SKILLS (SSC Secretary & Chair, Math Dept. Chair, NEA/RA State Delegate, UTLA Vice-Chair) to ORGANIZE YOUR UNION to WORK for YOU – WITH FULL INTEGRITY and TRANSPARENCY.



My name is Carrie Phu, and I’m running for UTLA Secretary. I am looking to maintain the full spectrum of duties utilizing the organizational skills I will advocate and implement as your UTLA Secretary. In addition, I am committed to upholding transparency and integrity in representing all union members with equity.

I will advocate for the following:
*A members-only searchable database of official business
meeting records and minutes.
*A UTLA directory where members can easily find Officers, *Committees, Chairs,
and Area Director contacts.
*Be a liaison between you and the Officers within the scope
and duties of my responsibility as a UTLA Secretary.
*Chapter Chair & Teacher Recognition
Be assured I will uphold my intentions with the utmost diligence!

As a seasoned educator of 28 years, I understand the pressures and continuous responsibilities impacting teachers. I am LISTENING to your concerns and ADVOCATING for CHANGE. Equally important, I have repeatedly demonstrated my strong organization and leadership skills, thus making me highly qualified for the job. I have prior experience as the School Site Council Secretary. I have served for eight years as Chair of the Math Department and even held an eight-year position leading the School for Advanced Studies program. I am currently serving my fellow educators as the Leader of the Pro-Learning Team (PLT). I am an NEA delegate and involved as a School Site Council Chairperson and as an acting member of the Fair Evaluation Task Force Team. Please know that I am READY, prepared, and eager to perform the responsibilities and represent you as your UTLA secretary.

Vote for United Team 4 For Change, making UTLA work for YOU, YOUR JOB, YOUR PAY, YOUR BENEFITS, YOUR RETIREMENT, and YOUR PROFESSIONAL RESPECT!!! I will lead in solidarity for member-driven solutions, contract-enforcing, and advocating for union campus services, so teaching and learning can be FUN again. Please visit me at UT4C.com!

Thank you.


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.