PERB Gives Green Light to Educators Unionizing at L.A.’s Largest Charter School Chain
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Favorable ruling culminates five-year-long effort aimed at improving learning and teaching conditions
BURLINGAME – CTA President E. Toby Boyd released the following statement in response to Thursday’s union victory in organizing educators at Alliance College-Ready Public Schools:
“Thursday’s ruling by the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) paves the way for educators at Alliance College-Ready Public Schools to have an equal voice in decision making around matters that directly impact their students. Securing the right for educators to come together to negotiate learning and teaching conditions for Los Angeles’ largest charter school group was no easy feat. Educators were met with heavy employer resistance, including surveillance, discrimination and blocking access to union activity for the five years leading up to the PERB’s decision. This victory is a true testament to their ongoing courage and commitment to prioritizing student success and educational equity at Alliance College-Ready. As cuts to public education are being debated in the California Legislature and educators are fighting for the resources to reopen schools safely, this win could not have come at a better time. We are proud to welcome the educators from five Los Angeles-based Alliance charter schools into our union, and we will make sure their voices are heard as they set out to improve the learning environment for their students.”
The 310,000-member California Teachers Association is affiliated with the 3 million-member National Education Association.