In 2020, the Virginia General Assembly lifted the ban on collective bargaining for some public sector employees, including public educators. Collective bargaining allows you and your colleagues to negotiate with the school division for better wages, hours, and working conditions.
Bargaining won’t happen automatically, though. We have to organize, petition the school board, win an election, and actually bargain the contract. We need your help to make collective bargaining a reality in Virginia.
Learn what the law actually says about bargaining, how to start an organizing campaign, and why collective bargaining is necessary if we want to make a real difference in our schools and communities.
Focus on structures and engaging others to win collective bargaining. This session is for those who have completed Level Two and are ready for more advanced training.
According to the Economic Policy Institute, teachers in Virginia earn 32.7% less in weekly wages than other (non-teacher) college-educated workers. Virginia’s teacher wage penalty is the worst in the nation.Take Action Now