Washington, DC (May 16, 2012) – The nation’s premier advocate on behalf of workers impacted by forced unionism across the country has launched a new initiative to assist charter school teachers and other charter school employees exercise their rights so they can make informed decisions about unionization.
Led by National Right to Work Foundation staff attorneys, the National Right to Work Foundation’s Charter School Initiative will help charter school teachers and support personnel in the face of expanding efforts by union officials to unionize America’s charter schools.
All charter school employees are entitled to certain constitutional and statutory rights. Unfortunately, these rights are not automatically provided. To enjoy many of the benefits of these protected rights, an employee may first have to assert his or her entitlement to them.
The National Right to Work Foundation’s Charter School Initiative aims to enlighten charter school employees so that they can make decisions about union representation in an atmosphere free of union boss threats, harassment, coercion or misrepresentation.
Foundation attorneys have developed free educational materials for charter school teachers and employees and are available to provide free legal assistance to workers who may need it.
“Union bosses have decided that if they can’t stop the growth of charter schools, then they might as well try to force their employees under a union monopoly,” said Mark Mix, President of National Right to Work. “Of course this could prove disastrous for charter school teachers and students nationwide and we are prepared to defend charter school workers from the injustices of forced unionism.”
The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization providing free legal aid to employees whose human or civil rights have been violated by compulsory unionism abuses. The Foundation, which can be contacted toll-free at 1-800-336-3600, assists thousands of employees in more than 250 cases nationwide per year.