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How do I organize for emoloyee rights at my work?

Asked by ryank (15points) December 7th, 2006
I work as an intern at a charter school and I'm considering organizing with the other interns to get better treatment. Where can I get advice in the San Francisco Bay Area? Are sick-outs legal? How many hours can an emloyer legally ask you to work if you're full-time? Do we run the risk of being fired? If you have advice or resources / organization you could send me it would be well appreciated. I don't want to lose my hob, but something needs to change.
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benjiwitz's avatar
there are a bunch of ways to attack this... you have to think it through before you do--
benjiwitz's avatar
i don't know what the terms of your employment are... or how competitive your internship position is... if there's huge demand, can they drop you and have lots of skilled options?
benjiwitz's avatar
if the problems are specific to one or two individuals (teachers or administrators) you can talk to others that have similar problems and see what has been done in the past...
benjiwitz's avatar
if there's widespread disapproval of someone in particular, see who else is on your side and if they've got more power than you..
benjiwitz's avatar
i'd need more information about this whole situation to give you better advice.. you can email me if you'd like:
sarahclif's avatar
Hi, I'm in Oakland. Contact me by email at and I can give you my cell to answer your questions.

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