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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

As the son of an immigrant and chair of the Latino Caucus of the Virginia General Assembly, it has always been my priority to fight for policies that strengthen Virginia’s vibrant immigrant communi

Clifford Johnson’s body has suffered through a lot over 16 years working for Norfolk’s sanitation department.

He bangs his knees while jumping in and out of the trash truck, is exposed to hazardous chemicals, and constantly bends to lift heavy materials. Now, the long-term impact is becoming clear.

“I’m breaking down,” he said. “I’m limping and got aches all over the place…just like football players.”

It’s a historic ordinance, the first the Commonwealth has seen in over 40 years. The mandate was created to promote orderly relationships between the city and its employees.

It permits workers to bargain over work-related issues. The intent is that city employees will be able to enter into a collective bargaining contract with a union.

City workers spoke at the council meeting, saying that the ordinance is just the first step towards creating better employee conditions.

AFSCME Virginia recently hosted a comprehensive health and safety training around new state rules protecting Virginia’s workers from COVID-19 exposure.

On an early Saturday in November library professionals from across DC and northern Virginia came together to hold a virtual roundtable to discuss the challenges they face as essential public service professionals during this global pandemic.

In a victory for public service workers in Virginia, Gov. Ralph Northam has signed a bill authorizing collective bargaining for some public employees across the commonwealth.