The Richmond Education Association (REA) is a union of
education workers employed by Richmond Public Schools (RPS), dedicated to defending and transforming public education for all. We organize our fellow education workers to improve teaching and learning conditions, and protect the rights of our members. We are a local union of the Virginia Education Association (VEA).

To join the union, please complete an REA Membership Application.

Members can participate in the life of the union in a variety of ways.

Our Assembly of Representatives meets the 2nd Monday of every month. Union representatives are the REA’s workplace leaders. Contact us to find out who the REA representative is for your worksite, or if you’re interested in becoming an REA representative!

The REA Board of Directors meet the 4th Wednesday of every month. The Board is the REA’s elected leadership body responsible for the day-to-day administration of our union.

The REA Collective Bargaining Committee (CBC) meets every Monday at 5:00 p.m.

The REA Membership Committee meets the 1st Tuesday of every month.

The REA Political Action Committee (PAC) meets the 1st Wednesday of every month.

If you are interested in joining a committee, contact us!