WASHINGTON— In a historic first for the District of Columbia, a decisive majority of educators at Paul Public Charter School have signed a formal petition asking the school’s governing board to recognize their union.

Organizing under the newly formed District of Columbia Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff, educators approached school management today to present the petition for recognition under federal labor law. Three-quarters of Paul staff signed the petition with the aim of improving resources for students and gaining a voice in school decisions.

- Read more at: AFT: Charter School Educators Petition for a Union