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The teachers and staff at University YES Academy (UYA) and University Prep Academy (UPrep) in Detroit are organizing unions- with elections for their recognition fast approaching. The teachers and staff are asking for your support!

While there is an election set for the teachers at UYA for May 6, New Urban Learning, the management company, announced it was pulling out as the management company one year before its contract with UYA expires, leaving students, parents and staff hanging. Earlier in this organizing campaign, the NLRB found that New Urban Learning committed numerous unfair labor practices.

At UPrep schools, Detroit 90/90, the management company contracted to run this district, has hired outside consultants to try to bust the staff’s union. Not only is this a waste of school resources, it has been disruptive to the learning environment.

Please show your support for our brothers and sisters by taking a photo of you with this sign and sharing it with the Michigan Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff (MI ACTS) Facebook page here:

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