CTU Ally Files Charges

Chicago Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff, described as an ally of the Chicago Teacher Union, has filed charges against the Noble Network of Charter Schools accusing the schools of several charges.  Juan Perez, Jr has the story in the Chicago Tribune Online.

In charges filed Friday with the National Labor Relations Board, Noble teachers said the charter network has conducted surveillance on employees’ union activity, and also created and enforced “an overly broad non-solicitation policy.”

Charter network officials said the allegations mischaracterized Noble’s conduct. They also noted the complaint was filed with the NLRB by attorneys representing the Chicago Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff. The group oversees the city’s unionized charter school teachers and is an ally of the Chicago Teachers Union.