May 2, 2018

Union forms at a virtual charter CA school

West Virginia. Oklahoma. Arizona. Teachers are organizing for better working conditions all over the country. And now in California, a group of teachers announced today that they are forming a union for an online charter school. After a four-year organizing campaign, the teachers are joining the California Teachers Association, and have won a contract promising increased pay and lower student-teacher ratios.

Brianna Carroll, the new union’s president, is based in Livermore, in northern California. She took a job as a high school social studies teacher for CAVA four years ago and says that as a mother of two young children, she was excited to work flexibly from home while serving families “whose needs can’t be met in any brick and mortar setting.”

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