VA Public school EMPLOYEES deserve
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING IS OUR RIGHT, THIS IS WHY WE HAVE TO FIGHT!
DID YOU KNOW?
Virginia teachers are paid 32.7% less — just 67 cents for each dollar — compared to their peers with similar education levels in other professions.
Cents paid to Virginia teachers per dollar paid to non-teacher peers
*on average, 2016-2021
Teachers have a great impact on student outcomes, and improving conditions for teachers improves conditions for students.
WINNING COLLECTIVE BARGAINING CAN
Reduce staff shortages and increase teacher retention
Increase benefits and wages for public school employees
Protect scheduled planning and lunch times
Schools with collective bargaining rights for teachers have
lower teacher turnover.
Schools with collective bargaining have lower teacher transfer-out rates than schools without collective bargaining.
Nearly 1 in 5 public schools reported having difficulty filling teacher vacancies a decade before the pandemic, and the problem only got worse in the intervening years.
FIGHT FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION, COLLECTIVE BARGAINING NOW!
Collective bargaining now!