Loudoun Education Association Presses for Collective Bargaining Vote

The Loudoun Education Association is hoping for a large show of support in advance of today’s School Board meeting, as it moves forward with efforts to secure collective bargaining rights following a vote of its membership comprised of teachers, counselors, psychologists, and other certified district employees. 

The organization is planning a car rally of its members in the parking lot of the Schools Administration Building in Broadlands at 5p.m. during the meeting.

The LEA last month submitted documentation of the membership vote to the School Board formally requesting collective bargaining rights. The board has up to 120 days to decide whether to move forward with the negotiations, but is not required to do so.

“Contract negotiations are a win for everyone in our schools,” LEA President Sandy Sullivan stated. “Students, communities, and educators all benefit because we’ll have a meaningful process to identify and solve problems, and we’ll be able to bring the expertise of the educators who work with our children every day to the table.”

The school division’s adopted fiscal year 2022 budget includes $2 million and the creation of 12 staff positions to support a collective bargaining program should the School Board decide to launch it. The General Assembly last year authorized localities, starting May 1, to begin collective bargaining with employee unions if they choose to do so.

Loudoun County government employees are also beginning the process of organizing, under the direction of SEIU 512.

9 thoughts on “Loudoun Education Association Presses for Collective Bargaining Vote

  • 2021-11-09 at 2:59 pm
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    I hope LCPS moves forward with collective bargaining. Unions are vastly improved from the 1950s, when many were plagued with graft & corruption. The supervisors are poised to move forward with collective bargaining. LCPS should follow suit. It’s a step in the right direction.

    • 2021-11-09 at 5:42 pm
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      Public education has been driven into the ground by teachers’ unions. If you value education, you must oppose teachers’ unions.

  • 2021-11-09 at 3:51 pm
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    “Contract negotiations are a win for everyone in our schools,” … Seriously, does anyone except the teachers and union believe that?

  • 2021-11-09 at 3:52 pm
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    Will the unionization of LCPS employees directly result in ANY of the following:
    Improve the quality of education?
    Make students safer?
    Save the taxpayers money?

    OR is this simply a way for local politicians to reward their favorite voters?

  • 2021-11-09 at 3:59 pm
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    Uh, absolutely not. Half (at least) of LCPS needs to be fired.

  • 2021-11-09 at 4:55 pm
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    VA is a right to work state and what we don’t need is unionization of our teachers. This should not be a decision by the School Board nor the Supervisors. Let the people decide and put it to a referendum.

  • 2021-11-09 at 5:58 pm
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    “fiscal year 2022 budget includes $2 million and the creation of 12 staff positions to support a [payoff to an antiquated and corrupt union]”

    QUESTION:

    Are the TWELVE new FTEs included in the $2,000,000.00? Or is that another line item? If the latter, what is the fully-loaded cost for those heads?

  • 2021-11-09 at 8:32 pm
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    “Unions are vastly improved from the 1950s, when many were plagued with graft & corruption.”

    Fantasy land TImSmith. Corruption is alive and well in 2021. Follow the news.

    SEIU is corrupt and Loudoun should REJECT this idea. This would be a cancer.

  • 2021-11-10 at 9:24 am
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    Why would any employer voluntarily agree to a unionized work force? The only answer is that the employer is not responsible for the financial impact of that decision.

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