Franklin teachers bargain their union contract with an eye toward having job security, fairness, and transparency at their school.More
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(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.