AFSCME Virginia

Arlington County members are celebrating after the Arlington County Board voted unanimously to approve a collective bargaining ordinance expanding county employees' rights. 

These remarks were delivered on February 16, 2022, before the Health and Safety Codes Committee that 

When Arlington Public Libraries (APL) management decided to resume Sunday hours at some branches, members of AFSCME Virginia swung into action.

Working families in Virginia have achieved much in the last two years, ever since they elected the m

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of public service workers and our dedication to the jobs that protect our community and fuel our economy.

The freedom to collective bargaining enables public service workers to fight for better services for the communities we serve. HB 883 would take us backward by repealing a 2020 law that empowers localities to give public service workers the freedom to join a union and bargain collectively for a contract.

Urge your Delegate to stand with public service workers, and vote NO on any bill that will repeal or weaken employees' rights to collectively bargain and the freedom to join a union. NO on HB 883, 336, 337, 341, and 720.

 

Click here to take the AFSCME Arlington County Anti Racism Survey 

Recently, an AFSCME member witnessed a manager making a racist comment in front of fellow employees. This kind of misconduct won't be tolerated, especially by a manager. Joining together with coworkers and AFSCME District Council 20, we spoke out and are demanding the manager be held accountable. We want to make Arlington County a great place to work and this happens when all of us get involved with our union and call out injustice when we see it. (See the full letter below)

We understand that racist incidents may be occurring across Arlington County worksites and this was not an isolated incident. Please take a moment to fill out our AFSCME Workplace Racism Survey here.

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