- Associated Press - Thursday, April 28, 2016

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Unionization efforts continue at some charter schools in New Orleans.

United Teachers of New Orleans says in a Wednesday statement that International High School in New Orleans has become the fourth New Orleans charter school where staff has decided to join the union. They want the school’s board to consider recognizing the union May 18.

Two other charter boards have recognized the union. Lusher Charter School’s board rejected recognition but the union is petitioning the National Labor Relations Board to hold an election.

United Teachers represented school employees for decades until shutdowns following Hurricane Katrina led to an overhaul of school governance, with the state overseeing most schools.

Meanwhile, the Legislature is moving closer to approving a plan for eventually turning oversight of schools back to the city’s school board.

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