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An Open Letter to Johnathan Williams, CEO of the Accelerated Schools (TAS) We Demand Respect!

By |December 13th, 2018|

We are parents, school workers, and community members at The Accelerated Schools (TAS). Many of us have children attending TAS schools and some of us are even founding parents. We care deeply about our [...]

Mediation Update: TAS Refuses to Make any Serious Movement to Reach a Fair Agreement

By |November 19th, 2018|Tags: |

On November 19, our bargaining committee met with TAS management and a mediator appointed by the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) to try and reach a resolution on our wages, sick days, and paid holidays. However, even with the mediator, TAS refused to make any serious movement to reach a fair agreement. That is why our bargaining committee unanimously decided to proceed to fact-finding, the last step in the negotiations process. Read more about what fact-finding means and what our next steps are.

Parents, Students, and Community Join Hands for Quality Schools, Better Lives at TAS!

By |October 31st, 2018|Tags: |

On Friday, October 26, 2018, we led a candlelight vigil with dozens of parents, students, community members, and other members of Local 99 to make a call for justice at The Accelerated Schools (TAS). We’ve been in contract negotiations with TAS for over a year, but management refuses to work with us to reach a resolution. At the vigil, we urged TAS to live up to their mission by paying living wages and ensuring there is enough staff to provide students with the quality services and attention they need. We know we are not alone in our struggle. Our bargaining team will be going into a meeting with a mediator soon to try and reach a fair resolution.

“He estado aquí desde que se construyó la escuela,” dijo Tere Ramos. “No se me hace justo que después de tantos años, ganemos tan poco.”

By |October 31st, 2018|

Tere Ramos es un miembro de SEIU Local 99 en The Accelerated School (TAS), un escuela charter en el Sur de Los Angeles. Por 15 años, Tere ha cuidado de los estudiantes como trabajadora de servicios de alimentación en TAS. Pero, los salarios de pobreza en TAS dificulta que Tere obtenga la atención médica que necesita. Los miembros de TAS han estado en negociaciones por más de un año sin progreso. Como líder de su comité de negociación Tere esta compartiendo su historia para asegurar que TAS ofrezca escuelas de calidad y mejores vida para su comunidad.

“I understand why people leave,” said Norma Acosta. This Is Why We’re Fighting for Quality Schools at TAS

By |October 22nd, 2018|

Norma Acosta is a member of SEIU Local 99 at The Accelerated School (TAS), a charter school in South Los Angeles. For 6 years, Norma has served and cared for students as a food service worker at TAS' elementary school ACES. But, poverty wages at TAS make it difficult to make ends meet. TAS members have been in contract negotiations for nearly one year with no progress. As a leader on her bargaining committee, Norma is sharing her story to ensure TAS offers quality schools and better lives for the community. "It’s not right that we work full-time and have dedicated years of our lives to our jobs and we still don’t earn enough to live. TAS must set an example for the community," said Norma.

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