The majority of members that are part of the Los Angeles teachers unions voted for temporary salary reduction in order to spare over five thousand jobs.
The temporary salary reduction will save a number of jobs including teachers, librarians, special program coordinators, and nurses.
The union announced the results Saturday after the vote, which took place on Thursday and Friday. 20,429 union members voted in favor of the proposal, but 4,127 opposed.
The Board of Education is expected to approve the pact on Tuesday, June 14.
The agreement asks for four unpaid furlough days, which could be seen as a 2% pay cut . However, this number can go up or down according to California's budget.
Despite the thousands of jobs that will be saved, hundreds of layoffs are still expected due to various reasons including reduced enrollment and lack of federal stimulus funds, according to the union.