Bloomberg Law
Aug. 25, 2016, 4:54 PM

Labor Board Asserts Jurisdiction Over Two Charter Schools

Michael Rose

The National Labor Relations Board asserted jurisdiction over two charter schools in New York and Pennsylvania, rejecting arguments that the schools are “political subdivisions” of their respective states ( Pa. Virtual Charter Sch., 2016 BL 274676, 364 N.L.R.B. No. 87, 8/24/16, and Hyde Leadership Charter Sch.--Brooklyn, 2016 BL 274674, 364 N.L.R.B. No. 88, 8/24/16).

The outcomes of the cases were similar, but the New York matter was initiated at the board by the employer. In that case, the American Federation of Teachers affiliate seeking to represent teachers at Hyde Leadership Charter School in Brooklyn argued that ...