Following Teachers’ Petition, Gompers Prep Charter School Employees Set to Vote on Removing Union from School
California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) has recently issued an election notice to the employees of Gompers Preparatory Academy, a public charter school in San Diego. Just over two months after employees there submitted a petition, they will be able to cast their vote on whether to remove San Diego Education Association (SDEA) union bosses’ so-called “representation.”
This election notice comes after computer teacher Sean Bentz submitted a decertification petition to PERB in March containing signatures of a majority of the teachers under the SDEA union’s control. Bentz filed the new decertification petition renewing the fight to oust the union at the earliest time permitted by California labor regulations, which immunize union officials from employee-led decertification efforts for almost the entire duration of a union contract. Bentz is receiving free legal aid from National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation staff attorneys. […]
“We are pleased that the teachers of Gompers Preparatory Academy are set to get a prompt vote on whether to remove SDEA union officials from their workplace. We hope union officials will not again resort to underhanded tactics to subvert the voices of teachers who wish to end the union’s so-called ‘representation,’” stated Mark Mix, President of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation. “The history of the Gompers school is one of throwing off the chains of a union monopoly and then thriving as a result, and we’re proud to stand with these teachers who are seeking to exercise their right to do that now.”NATIONAL RIGHT TO WORK LEGAL DEFENSE FOUNDATION
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