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Union influence declining at Mass. charter schools

When teachers at a Brighton charter school unionized four years ago, the first such move in the state, people took notice.

The launch of a union at the Conservatory Lab Charter School marked a breakthrough for the state chapter of the American Federation of Teachers, a sign that its efforts to unionize the charter schools were making inroads. The state’s second-largest teachers union, the federation hailed the union as a “historic organizing victory.”

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