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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:45 PM

Teachers At Detroit's Largest Charter School Form Union

DETROIT, MI – The teachers, counselors and social workers at Cesar Chavez Academy (CCA), the largest charter school district in Detroit, voted overwhelmingly today to form a union. This vote certified the Michigan Alliance of Charter Teachers & Staff (Michigan ACTS), an affiliate of AFT Michigan, as the official bargaining agent for teachers and staff at the Academy.

Teachers and staff voted for union representation 88-39, a more than 2:1 margin. Cesar Chavez Academy, which is operated by The Leona Group, LLC, is the second largest charter school in Michigan and educates students on four campuses. The Leona Group is one the nation’s largest for-profit educational management companies.


Complete article here: http://michiganacts.org/charter-news/155-teachers-at-detroits-largest-charter-school-form-union

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Reply Teachers At Detroit's Largest Charter School Form Union (Original post)
LuckyTheDog Feb 2013 OP
PETRUS Feb 2013 #1
ProfessionalLeftist Feb 2013 #2
msanthrope Feb 2013 #3
Starry Messenger Feb 2013 #4
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #5
gollygee Feb 2013 #6
aggiesal Feb 2013 #7
proud2BlibKansan Feb 2013 #8
Starry Messenger Feb 2013 #9
SpartanDem Feb 2013 #10

Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:52 PM

1. That's encouraging. Thanks for posting! nt

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Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 06:03 PM

2. Awesome! I hope many others follow suit! n/t

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Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 06:07 PM

3. Good for them. I hope this benefits them and the students. nt

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Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:24 PM

4. k&r

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Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:25 PM

5. That corporation won't be happy

Good.

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Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:34 PM

6. Ha!

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Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:07 PM

7. This is great news, but . . .

I thought they wrote into legislation that Charter Schools were
not allowed to form unions.

Maybe that's just in California.

I'd like to find out more about this.

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:09 PM

8. I believe that would be illegal

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:12 PM

9. Charters in CA can organize into unions. :)

http://www.dailycal.org/2011/10/25/135931/

I think it would be against federal law to outlaw unions outright.

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Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:56 PM

10. This is a great victory

especially in light of the right to work bs

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