A massive teachers strike in Los Angeles that was supposed to start Thursday has been postponed.
United Teachers Los Angeles said in a press release the walkout is now scheduled for Monday in order to "allow members, parents, and our communities to plan." An ongoing legal battle was also a factor in the decision.
The Los Angeles Unified School District has asked a judge for an injunction to stop the strike because it says the union didn't give proper notice.
UTLA's president said he believes the union would eventually win in court, but that it doesn't want to "bring confusion and chaos into an already fluid situation." Along with higher wages and better working conditions, teachers are looking to shrink class sizes and hire more support staff like counselors, nurses and librarians.
But the school district says there simply isn't enough money to meet all of those demands.
The two sides have tried to come to an agreement, but all of their attempted negotiations so far have failed.