I am going to dig further and you should too. It sounds like UTLA got a smaller policy two years ago and is CHOOSING who to represent . And those who do get representation are forced to use trygstad and Schwab (married to Coleen), who I hear horrible things about . So there is a little effort disguise the truth and technically , you are covered, but only if UTLA first decides you're worthy, which may seem ok to you in contexts of perv factors . But LAUSD does a great job protecting pervs . I saw a teacher fired for having antibacterial soap in class -- most of the allegations are trumped up and designed to purge older teachers before they vest.
Does it seem ok to you that out of 10000+ ( rifs, displacements , allegations of incompetence & misconduct) only 80 teachers were successfully negotiated ? They chose 85 , won in 80 ( we know they are claiming to have won cases which were actually the wins of lawyers teachers paid for. DATA tricks Deasy taught themI am guessing)
You're a smart person, I don't expect you to take my word for it, but don't make the same mistake we did and trust the union or the district, call CTA and see what's up .