Human Resources

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

703-324-3311
TTY 703-222-7314

12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 270
Fairfax, VA 22035-0035

Cathy Spage,
Director

Collective Bargaining Timeline

Next steps in the collective bargaining action items include completion of the final collective bargaining draft ordinance in preparation for the Board of Supervisors’ September 14, 2021, meeting. At this meeting, the Board of Supervisors will decide whether to schedule a public hearing on the collective bargaining ordinance, where the public will be permitted to testify. If the Board of Supervisors authorizes a public hearing on the collective bargaining ordinance, it is expected to be held at the Board’s meeting on October 5, 2021.  At that time, the Board of Supervisors would hear public testimony on the draft collective bargaining ordinance.  It may vote on the ordinance at that meeting, or the Board has the option to delay its decision to a later meeting. In the meantime, the second employee town hall will be held on August 18, 2021.

Date Collective Bargaining Activity
April 22, 2020 Virginia General Assembly approved House Bill 582 giving localities the option to implement collective bargaining; effective date May 1, 2021
October 2020 Board of Supervisors Joint Collective Bargaining workgroup established with the Fairfax County School Board
March 2, 2021 Board of Supervisors Personnel Committee Meeting - Public Sector Collective Bargaining Overview
May 25, 2021 Board of Supervisors Personnel Committee Meeting - Review and discussion of Draft Collective Bargaining ordinance
June 29, 2021 Board of Supervisors Personnel Committee Meeting - Review and discussion of revised Draft Collective Bargaining ordinance
July 15, 2021 Employee Collective Bargaining Town Hall #1
July 20, 2021 Board of Supervisors Personnel Committee Meeting - Review and discussion of revised Draft Collective Bargaining ordinance
August 18, 2021 Employee Collective Bargaining Town Hall #2
Sept. 14, 2021 Board of Supervisors Meeting – 
Decision as to whether to schedule a public hearing on Collective Bargaining Ordinance
October 5, 2021 Anticipated Public Hearing on Collective Bargaining Ordinance at Board of Supervisors’ Meeting
TBD Hire Labor Relations Administrator; Establish Labor Relations Office (pending vote)
TBD Collective Bargaining Training for Managers (if ordinance is approved)
TBD Implement Election Process (if Collective Bargaining Ordinance is approved)

 

 

 

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