For Immediate Release: June 14, 2019

Contact: Joshua Harris [email protected]

Prince George’s County Educators Vote to Ratify Contract

98% Yay, 1% Nay

New Teacher Contract Will be Signed With Teachers Union and PGCPS Now That Members Have Voted Overwhelmingly in Favor

Prince George’s County, MD: After much anticipation, Prince George’s County Educators’ Association (PGCEA) and its 10,000 members have ratified the tentative contract with Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS). The two-week ratification and voting process concluded with 98.5 percent of ballots cast by educators were in favor of the tentative contract. The new contract includes pay increases for educators as well as back due wages for teachers who have been with the school system the longest. The contract also includes key focus areas of smaller class sizes, restorative discipline practices, and less testing. The next steps will be to hold an official contract signing between PGCEA representatives and PGCPS School Board on June 20. PGCEA President Theresa Mitchell Dudley released the following statement:

“We are excited that the hard work and organizing of our members has gotten us to a contract that they overwhelmingly support. This contract benefits students, educators, and communities. It is a step towards ensuring that Prince George’s County is able to provide world-class schools for all of our students.”

View our Bargaining Recap video for a complete outline of what we won!

If you would like more information or to request an interview with PGCEA President Theresa Dudley, contact Joshua Harris [email protected]