PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — The Petersburg City School Board has recently decided to rescind its collective bargaining resolution with the Petersburg Education Association — a union of teachers and school support professionals.
The school board said it repealed the collective bargaining resolution with the Petersburg Education Association that was set to occur on June 22.
During the board’s meeting on Aug. 16, it received public comment from members of the union, and agreed to rescind their original collective bargaining resolution. The board said it wanted to work more closely with the union to “come to better terms regarding the needs of members.”
“The decision to rescind the original collective bargaining [resolution] stems from ongoing feedback and criticism from PEA leadership and members who strongly advocated for additional considerations,” the board said.
No date has yet been set on when Petersburg City Public Schools and the Petersburg Education Association will negotiate a new resolution.
CORRECTION: The article has been updated to accurately reflect the status of the collective bargaining resolution.