Los Angeles Teachers Union Wins Right to Represent Charter School

Friday, February 15, 2013

The Los Angeles teachers union announced Wednesday night that it has won the right to negotiate a contract for teachers and counselors at a West San Fernando Valley charter school.

The charter, Ivy Academia, operates out of three locations and serves students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The school has produced consistently high test scores and is known for its focus on encouraging entrepreneurial skills among its students.
For the union, United Teachers Los Angeles, the successful organizing drive represents a welcome rarity: a non-union charter school that it has brought into the labor fold via the school's 56 teachers and counselors.

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