California Educator

February / March 2019

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Accelerated teachers; student supporters, below. Accelerated Schools: State's first strike by charter educators A strike by charter school educators — California's first, and only the second in the nation — ended in a settlement. Teachers at three Los Angeles campuses operated by The Accelerated Schools (TAS) reached a tentative agreement Jan. 27 after an eight-day strike that put new focus on problems unique to privately run charter schools. TAS teachers, represented by UTLA, began their strike one day after UTLA members hit the pavement them- selves. They spoke powerfully and emotionally about the uncertainty of ongoing employment and poor working conditions, which had led to a 40 percent annual teacher turnover rate at the schools. The settlement, approved by 98.7 percent of TAS teachers, provides severance pay and benefits for teachers who are not rehired, a $10,000 re-signing bonus for teachers who return to their posi- tions at the beginning of the year, increases to employers' share of health costs, a stronger arbitration process, and more collaboration on student-centered issues. "Our strike was critical for our profession, and unfor- tunately this dispute was a long time coming here at our schools," says TAS kindergarten teacher Amanda Marti- nez. "Having this agreement in place provides teachers solid ground to stand on as we work toward building the school that this community deserves." 45 F E B R U A R Y / M A R C H 2 019 APPLY TODAY: call 1-888-758-7946 or visit Mention Priority Code BAACA2 Plus CASH REWARDS BONUS if you make at least $500 in purchases in the first 90 days of account opening** $ 150 For more information about the rates, fees, other costs and benefits associated with the use of the credit card, call the toll-free number above or visit * Grocery store, wholesale club and Choice Category Net Purchases earn bonus cash rewards on the first $2,500 of combined Net Purchases made each calendar quarter. Once the $2,500 quarterly limit is reached, additional Net Purchases will earn base cash rewards of 1%. ** You will qualify for $150 bonus cash rewards if you use your new credit card account to make any combination of Purchase transactions totaling at least $500 (exclusive of any fees, returns and adjustments) that post to your account within 90 days of the account open date. Limit 1 bonus cash rewards offer per new account. This one-time promotion is limited to customers opening a new account in response to this offer and will not apply to requests to convert existing accounts. Other advertised promotional bonus cash rewards offers can vary from this promotion and may not be substituted. Allow 8-12 weeks from qualifying for the bonus cash rewards to post to your rewards balance. This credit card program is issued and administered by Bank of America, N.A. Visa and Visa Signature are registered trademarks of Visa International Service Association, and are used by the issuer pursuant to license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Bank of America and the Bank of America logo are registered trademarks of Bank of America Corporation. ©2019 Bank of America Corporation CC050319 AR9BW59R MB0319-AD-CAEDU Your card. Your rewards. Your way. THE NEW CTA ® CASH REWARDS VISA SIGNATURE ® CREDIT CARD NEW CASH BACK in the CATEGORY of YOUR CHOICE 3 % 2% CASH BACK at grocery stores & wholesale clubs 1% CASH BACK on all other purchases Earn 3% and 2% cash back on the first $2,500 in combined choice category/grocery store/wholesale club purchases each quarter.* Gas | Online Shopping | Dining | Travel | Drug Stores | Home Improvement & Furnishings

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