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Firefighters march in support of striking LA teachers

3 years 3 months 4 weeks ago Tuesday, January 22 2019 Jan 22, 2019 January 22, 2019 8:53 AM January 22, 2019 in News - AP National

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hundreds of firefighters are marching in downtown Los Angeles to support public school teachers as their strike enters its second week.

The firefighters are taking time out Tuesday morning from a conference of the International Association of Fire Fighters to back the teachers.

Thousands of educators represented by United Teachers Los Angeles walked off the job and onto picket lines Jan. 14 for the first time in 30 years.

The union and the Los Angeles Unified School District are at odds over issues including salary, class sizes and support staff.

Schools have stayed open during the strike with substitute teachers in classrooms.

Negotiations between the two sides continued through the long holiday weekend.

The district is the second largest in the U.S. after New York City.

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