AFSCME Virginia

The Law: HB 582 On May 1st public employees from across the Commonwealth of Virginia can join a union and exercise their collective bargaining rights.

What’s Next: Alexandria has passed the first ordinance in the commonwealth – this means Alexandria City Employees can now begin negotiating a collective bargaining agreement with the city administration.

Every day, Virginia city and county employees work hard providing the services that keep our city strong. Our work is often overlooked and undervalued. Public service workers across Virginia make 18% less on average than our counterparts in the private sector. That’s why we are coming together in support of the right to collectively bargain. With a voice on the job, we can have a say in everything from pay and benefits to transparency in promotions, to improvements in the quality of services we provide.

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