Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:45 PM
LuckyTheDog (6,837 posts)
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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Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)
Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:07 PM
aggiesal (2,820 posts)
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.
Response to aggiesal (Reply #7)
Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:12 PM
Starry Messenger (31,719 posts)
9. Charters in CA can organize into unions. :)
I think it would be against federal law to outlaw unions outright.