LOS ANGELES (AP) — The union representing striking teachers in Los Angeles says the strike will continue into its sixth school day Tuesday regardless of the outcome of negotiations Monday.

The United Teachers Los Angeles said Monday that even if a tentative agreement is reached late in the day, teachers will not report to work until they have ratified the deal.

They say they have a process to inform voting members over a few hours but ratification still takes time.

Teachers in the nation's second-largest school district walked off the job and onto picket lines Jan. 14 for the first time in 30 years.

The union and LA Unified School District are at odds over issues including salary, class size and support staff.

Schools have stayed open during the strike with a skeleton staff.