New York State teachers union will un...

New York State teachers union will unionize charter schools

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Larry

Canastota, NY

#1 Oct 5, 2013
We intend to inionize the charter schools that we're created to bust the union.
Hillary

Anonymous Proxy

#2 Oct 5, 2013
That will never happen
charter

Utica, NY

#3 Oct 6, 2013
It's already happening elsewhere in the country-
ANd will happen here.

As soon as some idiot on the charter school board picks a fight with a teacher because his son or daughter isn't charter school valedictorian or charter school point guard, the teachers there will realize how vulnerable they really are.

I agree there are some bad teachers and coaches - but let's face it there are a lot more bad parents out there! Go to any local little league through varsity sporting event- and watch the parents! You can spot the idiots!
True beans

Newton Center, MA

#4 Oct 6, 2013
UNO charter school teachers unionize
Eighty-seven percent of teachers at one of the largest charter school networks in Chicago unionize.
May 2, 2013
By: Linda Lutton
WBEZ/Lee Bey
UNO’s Soccer Academy elementary school. Teachers at UNO charter school network’s 13 campuses are now unionized. UNO is one of the largest charter school networks in the city. UNO announced in March it would not oppose efforts by teachers to unionize.
Teachers and school staff at one of Chicago’s largest charter school networks have voted to unionize.

Eighty-seven percent of teachers at UNO charter schools signed union cards in the past weeks, according to both the union and the school. An independent arbitrator counted union cards Wednesday at UNO’s high school on the Southwest Side.

UNO immediately recognized the union. Some 415 teachers and school staff at 13 campuses are affected.

“It’s a big deal. It’s May Day in Chicago and you can’t think of a better labor story, can you?” said Phil Mullins, longtime organizer and now chief strategy officer with the United Neighborhood Organization, a 29-year-old community organization focused on Latino empowerment that holds the charter for the schools.

Also a big deal is the fact that UNO swung open its doors to the Chicago Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff, allowing the union access to teachers and the opportunity to organize openly in schools.

Mullins says UNO has been in contact with union representatives for more than a year. He said the recent agreement to allow teachers to organize is not related to an ongoing investigation of UNO schools for potential misuse of a state construction grant.

Chicago ACTS has made an organizing push into charters across the city. With the UNO vote, the size of the fledgling union more than doubles. Charter school teachers are not allowed to join the Chicago Teachers Union; Chicago ACTS is a sister union.

“It’s very, very high approval across all campuses. I think we had three campuses with 100 percent of the teachers saying yes, so it’s overwhelming approval,” said UNO-Garcia High technology teacher Alvin Colon. Colon says a union will be good for education at UNO.

Reached on his way to a union meeting, Colon said teachers were motivated to bring in the union because they want a say in things like their evaluations, which he called “unfair.” He described aspects of a new incentive pay program as “unrealistic.”

Colon says what makes a charter school a charter school is not whether the teachers are unionized, but the element of parental choice involved, the fact that students can choose the school in lieu of a neighborhood school they’re assigned to.

Mullins of UNO says something similar:“Our schools when established were never established with the idea that a labor agreement—or the absence of a labor agreement—was a critical part of what makes our schools work. We don’t think organized labor is the critical variable in whether schools are successful or not. It has more to do with mission and a vibrant relationship with the community that makes that difference.“

UNO has come under attack from opponents of charter schools, including the Chicago Teachers Union, and the heat has intensified in recent weeks amidst reports that UNO improperly handed contracts to insiders. It’s unclear how the unionization vote will affect the attacks leveled at UNO going forward.

The unionization vote attracted national attention. American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten said in a statement that UNO represents a “turning point” and “an example of another charter school operator recognizing that it can’t succeed without the voices of those who work most closely with students.”

“If people think that somehow charters are a path to getting around teachers unions or getting away from teachers unions, I think that puts the lie to that.” Montgomery also said when employers make clear they are willing to let workers unionize, nearly all will choose to do so.
Utica Police Face

Schenectady, NY

#5 Oct 6, 2013
Weak professionals need unions.
Cliffy Dave Sux

New Hartford, NY

#6 Oct 7, 2013
Utica Police Face wrote:
Weak professionals need unions.
The azzzzlicking moron Dave Smith is back and posting lamely above.
OD Face

Schenectady, NY

#7 Oct 7, 2013
Utica Police Face wrote:
Weak professionals need unions.
Yup. If your work stands on its own you don't need some organization to fight for you while you pay them dues. You'll be in demand.
Cliffy Dave Sux

New Hartford, NY

#8 Oct 7, 2013
OD Face wrote:
<quoted text>
Yup. If your work stands on its own you don't need some organization to fight for you while you pay them dues. You'll be in demand.
Dave the d!ck is talking to himself again. He sux.
AnalCretinTalker

United States

#9 Oct 7, 2013
Cliffy Dave Sux wrote:
<quoted text>
Dave the d!ck is talking to himself again. He sux.
Wooo! The big anal-hole obsessed cretin talker is here and maaaaaad people see them for what they really are. Public funded lowlife!
Cliffy Dave Sux

New Hartford, NY

#10 Oct 7, 2013
AnalCretinTalker wrote:
<quoted text>Wooo! The big anal-hole obsessed cretin talker is here and maaaaaad people see them for what they really are. Public funded lowlife!
Cretin comes to Dave's defense while they gangbannnggg his mother.
AnalCretinTalker

United States

#11 Oct 7, 2013
Cliffy Dave Sux wrote:
<quoted text>
Cretin comes to Dave's defense while they gangbannnggg his mother.
Wooo! The big anal cretin talker is here and maaaaaad people see them for what they really are. Public funded lowlife!
Cliffy Dave Sux

New Hartford, NY

#12 Oct 7, 2013
AnalCretinTalker wrote:
<quoted text>Wooo! The big anal cretin talker is here and maaaaaad people see them for what they really are. Public funded lowlife!
Cretin lost half a tongue from his mother's leaking clam.
AnalCretinTalker

United States

#13 Oct 7, 2013
Cliffy Dave Sux wrote:
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Cretin lost half a tongue from his mother's leaking clam.
You call it a "clam"? REALLY? What a lowlife upstate bottomfeeder fro the 50s! LMAO!
Cliffy Dave Sux

New Hartford, NY

#14 Oct 7, 2013
AnalCretinTalker wrote:
<quoted text>You call it a "clam"? REALLY? What a lowlife upstate bottomfeeder fro the 50s! LMAO!
Cretin eats his mother's rank CLAM. That's right.
OD Face

Schenectady, NY

#15 Oct 7, 2013
OD Face wrote:
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Yup. If your work stands on its own you don't need some organization to fight for you while you pay them dues. You'll be in demand.
Pretty much this.
Cliffy Dave Sux

New Hartford, NY

#17 Oct 7, 2013
OD Face wrote:
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Pretty much this.
Pretty much Dave sux.
OD Face

Schenectady, NY

#18 Oct 7, 2013
Union people are weak people.
Cliffy Dave Sux

New Hartford, NY

#19 Oct 7, 2013
OD Face wrote:
Union people are weak people.
Dave licks weak or strong manazzz for the same price.
OD Face

Schenectady, NY

#20 Oct 7, 2013
OD Face wrote:
Union people are weak people.
Can't stand on their own two feet or let their work speak for itself. The weakest of the weak.
Cliffy Dave Sux

New Hartford, NY

#21 Oct 7, 2013
OD Face wrote:
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Can't stand on their own two feet or let their work speak for itself. The weakest of the weak.
Dave is the rashy of the rashy.

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