Union Officials Try to Organize DC Cesar Chavez Charter School

The American Federation of Teachers and Washington Teachers Union, it’s District of Columbia affiliate, are attempting to organize another charter school in the District, after an unsuccessful first try. Alejandra Matos has the story in the Washington Post Online.

About 80 percent of the 35 teachers, librarians and social workers at Cesar Chavez Public Charter School at Chavez Prep Middle School in Northwest signed a petition to ask the school’s administration to recognize their union, the D.C. Alliance for Charter School Teachers and Staff at Chavez Prep.

If recognized, the middle school would have the first teachers union at a D.C. charter school, after an effort to unionize at a different charter school failed earlier this year.