Our employer refuses to partner with us for a sustainable vision for the future. Therefore, the UTLA bargaining team believes the bargaining process with our employer has been exhausted, and the two parties are at an impasse.
Accelerated charter school teachers overwhelmingly pass a strike authorization vote for affordable healthcare, just cause for dismissal, and other priorities. Charter school educators at The Accelerated Schools (TAS) have been in contract negotiations with their employer since April 2017.
In September 2016, when Kimberly Hinkston got her first key to her own classroom at Wilton Place Early Education Center, she was beyond excited. Having worked her way up from a teaching assistant at other LAUSD schools, Hinkston was ready to get to work and be a part of a family-focused school.