A Superior Court judge in Los Angeles issued a temporary restraining order against Alliance charter schools prohibiting them from interfering with unionization efforts at their schools.
“The order, signed by attorneys from Alliance and United Teachers Los Angeles, states that the city’s largest charter group cannot coerce or ask teachers about their positions on unionization, must let organizers onto campuses, cannot block emails from the union and must stay 100 feet away from organizers….”

“Alliance has 27 schools, in mostly minority neighborhoods with traditionally lower-performing schools. Alliance has received large donations from some of the biggest philanthropists in the city, including more than $6 million from Eli Broad in 2007 to help expand the group.”

This is a sticky issue for the Los Angeles Times, handled well by Zahira Torres, the reporter.
“Education Matters, the Times’ new digital initiative devoted to more in-depth reporting on schools, is funded, in part, by the Baxter Family Foundation. Frank Baxter sits on the Alliance board of directors. The Broad Foundation and the California Community Foundation also provide financial support for Education Matters.”