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D.C. Charter School Hit With Union Charges Over Campus Closure

March 7, 2019, 6:39 PM

The only unionized charter school in the nation’s capital faces union charges that it decided to shutter one of its campuses to retaliate against teachers for organizing.

Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy in Washington, D.C., allegedly violated federal labor law by planning to shut down a middle school—its only campus with unionized teachers—and transfer employees without first bargaining with their union, the American Federation of Teachers said in a March 6 complaint filed with the National Labor Relations Board.

“Chavez Schools has become Exhibit A in how unregulated charters routinely ignore the transparency and accountability that public...

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