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NLRB Keeps Power Over Charter School Labor Relations (2)

March 25, 2020, 10:09 PMUpdated: March 26, 2020, 1:41 PM

The National Labor Relations Board will continue to assert jurisdiction over charter schools in particular cases, declining to voluntarily cede power to the states as a blanket policy.

The NLRB contemplated withdrawing its authority to oversee labor relations at all charter schools in a case involving a campaign to remove the union at KIPP Academy Charter School in New York City, inviting interested parties to weigh in on the matter. The board ultimately affirmed a regional director’s ruling that OK’d a decertification election at the school.

The all-Republican NLRB didn’t explain the reasoning for its decision in its one-page ruling, ...