The Craig Fahle Show

Arts Academy In The Woods Joins AFT-Michigan

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Photo courtesy of Arts Academy In the Woods.

Teachers and staff at the Arts Academy in the Woods, a charter school in Fraser, Michigan, voted yesterday to form a union in order to collectively bargain conditions of their employment. The vote certified the Michigan Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff, an affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers Michigan, as the official bargaining agent for teachers and staff at the Academy.

Craig is joined in-studio by Russanne Bucci, a Social Studies teacher who's been at AAW since its founding, as well as by English teacher, Phil Cerrasco, and AFT-Michigan's Charter Schools division organizer, Nate Walker.

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Image courtesy of Arts Academy in the Woods.