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ESL teachers unionize!

ESL teachers Rachel Turner, Jessica Mironov and Shane Baker celebrate NLRB election results.  Their unit has joined Local 39521.  Photo by staff 2015

ESL teachers Rachel Turner, Jessica Mironov and Shane Baker celebrate NLRB election results. Their unit has joined Local 39521. Photo by staff 2015

In a vote of 16 to 5, teachers from St. Giles International in San Francisco, an English language school, voted today for Guild representation.

The unit started organizing last November around issues of lack of pay for preparation time, low wages, inconsistent hours of work, job security and lack of benefits.

Carl Hall, Kat Anderson and Gloria La Riva from the Pacific Media Workers Guild worked on this campaign along with John Dugan from Communications Workers of America.

Kat Anderson

Kat Anderson

Pacific Media Workers Guild Administrative Officer/Business Agent, founder of Bay News Rising mentorship program for college journalism students and editor of mediaworkers.org.

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