Letter of Support from Green Dot Educators
May 25, 2015
Dear Alliance Educators,
AMU encourages and supports your efforts in forming a union. As the teachers and counselors of Green Dot Public Schools we know first hand the importance of educators having a strong, and effective voice in the decision making processes in their schools. We fully support all charter school educators having collective bargaining rights, and by joining with UTLA you will have the support of 35,000 educators, including 1,000 from charter schools.
We value our collaborative relationship with our administrators and school leaders, and are proud of the gains we have made. Through unity and our collective bargaining agreement we have been able to make improvements that benefit both educators and students at Green Dot. As a union we have been able to achieve:
- Fair Due Process/Just Cause rights
- Representation on all leadership bodies at the school site
- Development of the teacher and counselor evaluation system
- Professional working day
- High School Counselor Case Load Cap
- Permanent Employment Status from Day 1
We look forward to the day when all charter school educators are seen as equal partners in school site decision-making, valued for their expertise in education, and treated like professionals. As your colleagues from a unionized charter school organization we support your efforts, and are eager to help in any way that we can.
AMU Executive Board
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