That’s right! It’s been a long time coming; collective bargaining was first banned in Virginia for teachers in 1977. The state legislature affirmed that ban in the 1990s. In 2020, the state legislature moved to repeal the ban on collective bargaining, but the governor delayed that bill until 2021. Since May 1, 2021, collective bargaining has been legal… but we’ve been waiting. And waiting. And still waiting. Finally, on March 9, the school board is planning on voting to formally give Fairfax County operational and instructional staff collective bargaining rights!
We will be rallying in support of the resolution at the March 9th School Board Meeting at Luther Jackson Middle School.
5:00 PM - We will make signs outside of Luther Jackson Middle School
6:00 PM -We will RALLY!
7:00 PM - School Board meeting begins
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Union President Speaks Out Against History SOLs
FCFT Union President David Walrod, addresses Virginia Board of Educations Members.
"Say NO to the white washing of our history."
We are fighting to encourage the School Board to pass a Collective Bargaining Resolution. This will give us, for the first time, a voice in our workplace.
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