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UTLA represents more than 1000 teachers and other certificated staff at independent charter schools at sites from South L.A. to the San Fernando Valley. When charter school educators unionize, they gain a voice in decision making at their school. 

Because of unionizing with UTLA, charter educators are able to advance the quality of public education through collective power and protected rights as well as advocate at the local, state and federal levels for education.


Alliance Charter Teachers Are Unionizing

Two educators tell us why they chose UTLA

► May 6, 2019: LA School Voice Live Broadcast with Alex Caputo-Pearl


Charter Educators Join the National Movement

Accelerated Charter educators first charter to strike in California

Jan. 17, 2019

Schools, students and educators all perform better when teachers and school staff receive the professional respect, support and compensation they deserve.

As a union of professionals, UTLA has long supported teachers and school employees in their efforts to strengthen their voice on the job, improve their schools, and better their wages, benefits and working conditions. This commitment extends to all educators, regardless of the type of school in which they work.


Union Charter News

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► All News


Current Union Charters

About 25% of all charter educators in Los Angeles are part of a union.

  • Birmingham Community Charter High School
  • Granada Hills Charter High School
  • Ivy Academia Entrepreneurial Charter School
  • Montague Charter Academy
  • Global Education Academy
  • Pacoima Charter School
  • El Camino Real Charter High School
  • Palisades Charter High School
  • Accelerated Schools
  • Green Dot
  • Camino Nuevo
  • LA Academy
  • Ocean Charter School


Get Involved

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UTLA has a Charter Educator Standing Committee that meets 8-10 times to discuss issues related to charter schools. ► See meeting dates & time





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Current charter union members

For more information, contact our Charter Organizer


interested in forming a union at your school?

For more information, contact Glenn Goldstein