The purpose of the Bargaining Team is to negotiate on behalf of the members of the Lynwood Teachers Association. The bargaining unit is a group of professionals who share a “community of interests,” typically embodied by a union. While most teachers belong to the NEA, which is the largest bargaining unit in the U.S., they also may belong to a state or local union, such as LTA. The NEA represents the interests of all public school school teachers in the U.S., while LTA serves as the bargaining unit for the Lynwood Unified School District (LUSD).