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Teachers at Alliance charter group push to form union

Teachers at Alliance College-Ready Public Schools—the largest charter organization in Los Angeles — are taking initial steps toward forming a union. If successful, the move could reverse years of decline for the Los Angeles teachers union. Nearly 70 teachers and counselors on Friday sent a letter to leaders at the high-performing charter group explaining their intention to partner with United Teachers Los Angeles. The letter asked for "a fair and neutral process" that would allow educators to organize without fear of retaliation. “We believe that when teachers have a respected voice in policy-making it leads to school sustainability and...

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