AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityThe camp-out is the latest effort by the union to step up pressure against the district to resolve the problems. Superintendent David Brewer has said they can fix all the problems by next July. “July 2008 is way too late,” UTLA President A.J. Duffy said. “Our members need support from their employer. If LAUSD cannot provide it, the union will.” Brewer announced Thursday morning that he expects 5,000 certificated employees – which includes teachers – to be affected by problems with today’s paychecks. Of those, about 300 will be underpaid, and the district has already contacted those to give them emergency checks. The district also has increased PROTEST: Union officials target the district’s ongoing problem of payroll glitches, which began in February. By Naush Boghossian STAFF WRITER United Teachers Los Angeles officers will camp out in an RV at Los Angeles Unified headquarters starting today to protest payroll glitches that have led to over- and underpayments for thousands of employees since February. customer-service hours to the weekend to help those with paycheck problems. But amid the increasing tension over the issue, LAUSD General Counsel Kevin Reed has issued a warning that UTLA should not be encouraging teacher walkouts to protest the problems. Duffy had threatened walkouts while testifying about the payroll problems in a Senate committee hearing last week. Reed said the language of the union’s collective-bargaining agreement precludes the union from engaging in work slowdowns, including walkouts. UTLA has already called for teachers to boycott after-school faculty meetings. But Reed said he hopes the teachers union will work with the district to resolve the problems. “We don’t know if (walkouts are) going to happen, but it is a situation where we believe that the instructional programs and operation of our schools are going to be impacted,” Reed said. “Right now we’re hoping to de-escalate with meaningful conversations.” [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!