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June 29, 2017IM -
The United Federation of Teachers, which represents educators at the Charter High School for Law and Social Justice (CHSLSJ) in the Bronx, filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board after three-quarters of the staff was fired for wanting to unionize.
“By discharging 73% of the 15 bargaining unit members, CHSLSJ sent a clear message … support the UFT and you will be fired,” the union said. “CHSLSJ’s actions demonstrate a clear attempt to derail the UFT’s status and support … and will irreparably chill bargaining unit members’ rights.”
The dismissals came after one year of attempts by the charter schoolteachers to negotiate a contract with CHSLSJ, which opened its doors in 2015.