A View on Our Messaging

A contingent within our collective bargaining unit wrote the following post. In an effort to respect differing viewpoints within our unit, we are publishing the post here. Further commentary can be found in italics after the post. The community support for Advancing Justice-LA reminds us that we are a vital organization in our fight to … Continue reading A View on Our Messaging

An Open Letter to the Board

To: Nita Song, Jade Leung CC: Board Members, Sylia Obaji, Aileen Louie, Anthony Roh, Directors  August 22, 2019  Dear Nita, Jade, and Members of the Board: This letter on behalf of our union serves as a follow-up to our August 14, 2019 all-staff meeting with the Board and Interim Management. This is a trying time … Continue reading An Open Letter to the Board

Why I’m fighting for my students

I work with the belief that my students deserve the highest quality education possible. In my profession as a bilingual citizenship class instructor, I reject a system that limits access to quality education only to those that can afford it, or speak English, or have papers.  Every student possesses the ability to learn, succeed and … Continue reading Why I’m fighting for my students

Advancing Justice – Chicago and Asian Law Caucus Staff’s Statement of Support

To whom it may concern:  We, the undersigned staff of Advancing Justice - Chicago and Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus, express full and unwavering solidarity with the union staff at Advancing Justice - Los Angeles.  In recent days, interim leadership and the board of directors at Advancing Justice-LA authorized massive layoffs. This announcement includes … Continue reading Advancing Justice – Chicago and Asian Law Caucus Staff’s Statement of Support

Advancing Justice-LA: Not a Progressive Employer

We believe that Management and the Board of Directors are violating the law by conducting layoffs before a collective bargaining agreement has been finalized. At the staff meeting yesterday, Management indicated that its position is that it has no obligation to bargain with the union over layoff decisions, including the identities of affected staff. This … Continue reading Advancing Justice-LA: Not a Progressive Employer

A Message from the Board of Directors, Annotated by the Union

You can view our annotations on the latest message from the Board of Directors here: https://genius.it/17810917/advancingjustice-la.org/blog/message-board-directors. Text is also below, with annotations (bolded/italicized). (Note that nothing in the Board of Directors' post refutes anything in our timeline post.) The Board of Directors would like to address recent statements that we along with current management oppose … Continue reading A Message from the Board of Directors, Annotated by the Union

Working Conditions the Board Would Never Accept for Itself

It’s heartbreaking to witness the actions that the Interim Management and the Board of Directors have taken in the last couple of months.  While we still don’t know how each Board member voted (despite repeated calls for transparency), we don’t believe the actions can we justified. To the contrary, everything the Interim Management and a majority … Continue reading Working Conditions the Board Would Never Accept for Itself