We stand together, side by side, advocating for students and each other.
Our cause is righteous. Our passion runs deep.
And when we rise together, nothing can stop us.
We will not be denied.
This is OUR Union.
In our vision, every child has access to a great public school where they can learn to become their best, regardless of their zip code.
Students have counselors and support staff to help them shine, and class sizes are small enough for teachers to give them the attention they so richly deserve.
In our vision, teachers and support professionals are well compensated, and treated with respect and dignity.
The VEA, OUR Union, can make this happen. YOU can make this happen.
Power is the ability to create change. To act on our beliefs and our vision.
Our Union is getting stronger, but we need you to join our ranks, because the moment we ALL stand together is the moment we create change.
When we gain power, limits fall away. Anything is possible.
The future of education is in YOUR hands. Will you use YOUR power?
Our strength comes from our values and our passion. Every time we speak up, we harness the power of collective action for our students and schools.
The buying power of Union membership gets you discounts on a world of goods and services.
VEA equips members with professional training and publications, as well as a statewide network of experienced colleagues.
Rebecca Whitford didn’t deserve to lose her job or teaching license. VEA got her back in the classroom and, for good measure, added protection for everyone’s licenses.
Everyone knew Darlene Harmon was way too sick to still be effective in the classroom. But it took VEA Legal Services to get her the VRS benefits she needed.
Chances are, you can!
VEA stands up for public education, Virginia’s students, and for education employees, and we welcome those who work in and for public schools. Our primary categories of membership are: