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Home » Recent News » Charter School for Social Justice Fires Staff for Wanting Union

Charter School for Social Justice Fires Staff for Wanting Union


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.

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