Empower Educators!

The REA is the voice of public education workers in Richmond, Virginia.

Join the union today!

Collective Bargaining Victory!

The REA won collective bargaining for RPS employees! What comes next? Watch our “Next Steps” video and read our FAQ below.

And read our FAQ on what comes next for our union and RPS employees!

Authorization Cards

The REA is campaigning to win collective bargaining for the following employee categories: employees on teacher’s pay scale, instructional assistants, office associates, and administrative office associates. If you are in the above categories and want collective bargaining, sign an authorization card today!

Defend and Transform Public Education

Our working conditions are the learning conditions of our students. Our public schools are underfunded, understaffed, and unequal. A culture of fear permeates many schools: education workers are afraid to act in defense of our rights as workers and the rights of our students. But it does not have to be this way: education workers can have a voice in the governance of our education system. Winning collective bargaining is the first step in this process. 

Become a Member Today!

By joining the REA you are adding your voice to more 1,000 employees of Richmond Public Schools. REA members receive legal assistance and representation in employment disputes and disciplinary meetings, money-saving benefits, and a voice in union governance. A strong union is the key to defending and transforming public education. The union is only as strong as we make it!