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 800 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 marcelalarautp5@gmail.com  or at 626-798-0928.

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Click the link below to join the UTP conversation.  Be sure to answer the questions and agree to the rules