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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:51 PM

Charter School Teachers Join the Union


http://www.labornotes.org/2013/04/charter-school-teachers-join-union

April 22, 2013 / Samantha Winslow

Teachers at Ivy Academia in Los Angeles are the latest to join a wave of union organizing victories at charter schools.

Fifty-six teachers and counselors joined the L.A. teachers’ union in February, following on the heels of schools in Michigan and New York. The American Federation of Teachers says its affiliates now represent 8,000 members at 191 charter schools. The National Education Association co-represents many charters with AFT and calculates there are about 625 unionized charters total.


Teachers at Ivy Academia in L.A. signed cards—54 out of 56 eligible—to win union recognition. Photo: UTLA.


Ivy teachers make less than public school teachers and are given extra job duties outside the classroom, said Tom Kuhny, a middle school teacher at Ivy for seven years.

“You come in at less salary. You work longer hours because you are at-will,” he said.

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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:52 PM

1. A huge K & R!!!

Good for them!

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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 08:37 PM

2. This is so interesting ...I wonder if the charter school teachers will fall out of favor with the

Fundies,,,

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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 10:29 PM

4. Welcome to DU my friend!

 

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Sun Apr 28, 2013, 12:14 AM

6. Welcome to the DU x 2

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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 11:50 PM

5. K & R

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Sun Apr 28, 2013, 02:33 PM

7. Cesar Chavez Academy recently unionized as well.

 

Biggest charter school in Detroit: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/08/cesar-chavez-union-detroit_n_2646817.html

Ridiculously appropriate, given their name.

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Sun Apr 28, 2013, 03:59 PM

8. thanks again o.s. for continuing to push union news out there

 

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