Thousands of educators from across Virginia stood up on Monday to exercising their choice to join a union. In front of the Capitol building in Richmond, they lobbied their legislators to fund their public schools, fight for increased pay, and support their freedom to collectively bargain.

After decades of draconian laws forcing teachers out of the profession, educators in Virginia now enjoy a pro-public education majority in the General Assembly for the first time in a generation. Now, they see an opportunity to support and enact collective bargaining legislation, giving educators a voice in their workplace, helping to ensure fair compensation and benefits, and enhanced conditions for student learning.

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