Architecture, Construction, and Engineering Charter High School votes to join the Federation

The Oxnard Federation of Teachers and School Employees (OFTSE) AFT Local 1273, successfully organized the teachers and counselors at the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE) Charter High School in their district to become a part of their local. After several conversations, meetings and sharing of information, which included a charter school teacher represented by the United Teachers of Los Angeles meeting with ACE folks, a strong majority of the ACE staff decided to join the OFTSE. This success was in part due to the CFT’s Strategic Campaign Initiative and Organizing Plan, which includes charter schools as one of our focused organizing areas. OFTSE President Wes Davis also stressed how important it is to sometimes simply ask the question. He recalled asking one of the teachers “how things were going?” Wes said, “Her reply was to the effect that teachers had no voice and the ship had no captain. From there things moved forward quickly. We look forward to actively supporting our newest members.”

One ACE teacher summed up the group’s sentiments with the following remark:

Thank you for helping us make this happen. I appreciate your dedication to being there for us. I anticipate future bumps in the road, but I know that we have done the right thing -- what’s in the best interest of the students, the school, and the teachers.

 

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