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Staff at Bay Area charter school network joins IWW union

Caliber Public Schools, with 1,700 students at campuses in Richmond and Vallejo, recently recognized a new union formed by its teachers and staff, according to the Vallejo Sun.

The union is part of the Industrial Workers of the World, also known as the Wobblies. According to the Sun, workers at Caliber are the first in the U.S. to join the IWW.

The Caliber charter school network includes two TK-8 campuses and is expanding. Teachers said they wanted to unionize to have more input in how the schools are run, to reduce class sizes and otherwise improve working conditions.