UTLA charter educators: “We rise up with you”

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As both charter educators and UTLA members, we proudly stand with our fellow union educators in LAUSD as you fight for a fair contract and for the schools the students of Los Angeles deserve. While charter school educators fight for and honor our own individual collective bargaining agreements with our respective administrations and charter school operators, our mission is the same: to strive for better working conditions, environments that are conducive to learning, and overall improvement to the level of quality education we provide the children of our local community. That means smaller class sizes; better support and professional development for educators; more counselors, school psychologists, librarians, and nurses; support for the arts; and other essential components for any child’s educational journey. 

As UTLA charter educators, we intimately understand what it means to stand in solidarity during the process of collective bargaining. It is our honor to rise up with LAUSD educators as you demand greater accountability and responsibility from LAUSD. After all, this is more than just a fight for a fair contract; it is about advocating for our families and showing our students that fighting for what is right and just is a necessary and righteous action. 

In the words of Fredrick Douglass, “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” 

 To our LAUSD colleagues, friends, family, sisters, and brothers, we as charter educators say, “WE STAND WITH YOU!”

 

In Solidarity, 

UTLA Charter Educators