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    President's speech before the PUSD Board on Thursday, September 26, 2019


    Who We Are

    United Teachers of Pasadena (UTP), is an affiliate of the 325,000-member California Teachers Association (CTA) and the 3.2 million-member National Education Association (NEA), and is the exclusive bargaining unit for the 900 teachers, counselors, librarians, nurses, psychologists, and speech-language pathologists of Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD).  As the exclusive bargaining unit, the UTP is responsible for negotiating the Collective Bargaining Agreement between UTP and PUSD.

    The United Teachers of Pasadena is situated in the San Gabriel Valley of California.  UTP represents the best interests of our trained, highly qualified educators to promote the well-being of students, members, and the community of Pasadena Unified School District.  We proudly serve the communities of Altadena, Pasadena, and Sierra Madre.



    Our Mission

    United Teachers of Pasadena (UTP) strives to empower its members so that they may provide the best conducive educational environment for the students of Pasadena Unified School District.  UTP endeavors to raise the standards of the teaching profession, secure competitive salaries and benefits, better the working environment, strengthen the Contract, and improve communications between its unit members and the PUSD administration.

    Get your UTP Shirts

    Wearing a red or white UTP shirt is a great way to show your educator union pride, stand out above the crowd, and represent your education profession.  To see what your shirt will look like visit the UTP Office. To order please fill out the UTP shirt  Order Form.  For more information on how to order for you or in bulk for your school site, please contact Marcela Lara at  or at 626-798-0928.


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    Welcome to our web site!

    We have built this web site to provide a more efficient communication channel for our unit members so that they may become better informed about union activities.  This web site can be used as an educational tool and as a means to answer some of the frequently asked questions that members often have.

    The web site contains such information as your union Contract, current union news, Representative Council meeting dates (under calendar), names of union leaders and their numbers, salary schedules, frequently requested phone numbers, and much more.  We hope that you will use this web site to educate yourselves about your contractual rights as this site was built with you in mind.



    UTP Office

    Marcela Lara, Office Secretary - 

    2303 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104 - Phone: (626) 798-0928 

    Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

    Closed during holidays, Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, Spring Break, and June 16-July 15:

    • Veterans Day, November 11, 2019
    • Thanksgiving Break, November 25-29
    • Winter Break, December 20 - January 3, 2020
    • Dr. Martin Luther King's Day, January 20
    • Lincoln's Day, February 10
    • Presidents Day, February 17
    • Spring Break, March 30-April 3
    • Memorial Day, May 25
    • June 16 - July 15
    • Admission Day (Observance), August 7
    • Labor Day, September 7