The Faculty of Benjamin Franklin High School Sent a Clear Message When They Demonstrated Over 85% Support For Their Union.More
(New Orleans – March 24, 2015) Teachers at Morris Jeff Community School today petitioned their administration and board to recognize the United Teachers of New Orleans as their representative and to begin negotiations on a collective bargaining agreement.
One of the driving forces behind their desire to unionize is a lack of job security at their charter school.
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When teachers in Louisiana’s top performing high school, Ben Franklin, started their drive toward a union contract, it was big news across New Orleans.
The Franklin campaign caught the attention of charter school teachers at Morris Jefferson Community School who, just this month, have asked their board to begin negotiations on a contract of their own.
Until this year, the post-Katrina school system in New Orleans has been a model of hostility to unions. Then came a jolt: A surprise pro-union petition from many of the city’s most admired teachers at its renowned Benjamin Franklin High School.
Louisiana Federation of Teachers will hold its 50th Anniversary Convention in the city of New Orleans this November. United Teachers of New Orleans is proud to be the host local. We are looking for help to plan and carry out the activities associated with this very special convention. If you are interested in working on any of the committees, please contact: Myrtis Johnson, Katrena Ndang, or Juanita Bailey at 504-304-2160.
The Committees are:
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- Monitor Committee
- Speaker Committee
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Thank you. We look forward to your involvement to make this a Convention to remember!
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