To: Dan Katzir, President & CEO of Alliance College-Ready Public Schools
Alliance College-Ready Public Schools: Respect Educators’ Decision to Organize their Union
Educators at Alliance are committed to providing every student with the highest quality education. Student-focused, teacher-lead collaboration where educators play a central role and are respected partners, alongside families, administrators, and students in decision making is central to student success.
We support Alliance educators’ decision to organize a union with United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) to have a collective voice in achieving the highest quality learning environment for students and working environment for educators.
We call on the Alliance to respect the educators’ decision, to not exercise influence or interference, and to come to an agreement for a fair and neutral process to organize their union. We believe agreeing to a fair and neutral process is in the best interest of Alliance’s students, families, educators and community.
Why is this important?
Teachers, counselors, and health and human service professionals at Alliance College-Ready Public Schools (Alliance) announced on March 13, 2015 that in order to achieve the highest quality learning environment for their students and working environment for themselves they are organizing a union at their schools.
With 550 teachers, counselors, and health and human service professionals, Alliance serves 11,000 students at 26 schools and is the largest charter operator authorized by the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Educators at Alliance have decided to form a union to achieve an effective voice in the decision making process and ensure student-focused, teacher-led collaboration. They are calling on the Alliance to respect their collective decision, to not exercise influence or interference, and to come to an agreement with them for a fair and neutral process to organize their union.