Thursday, May 31, 2012

Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Chicago charters use 'scorched earth' tactics to beat unionization

Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Chicago charters use 'scorched earth' tactics to beat unionization:


Chicago charters use 'scorched earth' tactics to beat unionization

Pro-union Chicago Math and Science Academy teachers and supporters before a board meeting in 2011.
Teachers and staff at Youth Connection Leadership Academy, a charter school on Chicago's south side, have voted to join the teacher union. The response from Youth Connection Charter School's management? They are threatening to close the school and fire everyone rather than allow their teachers to have collective-bargaining 

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