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Why Join?

  • Do you want to build a better and more secure economic future for you and your family?
  • Are you hurting from a lack of quality, affordable healthcare coverage?
  • Have you ever been unfairly disciplined by your supervisor or forced to accept a demotion, suspension or other punishment you didn’t deserve?

We consistently fight for and secure the best wages, benefits and working conditions for our members. Since so much of public service workers’ rights, benefits and funding are impacted by the actions of elected officials, we maintain a strong presence in the corridors of government, fighting to protect our members and holding politicians accountable for their actions. We stand ready to do the same for you and your colleagues.

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.

Right now, front-line public service workers – health care workers, corrections officers, custodians, and other public service workers – are putting their lives at risk to fight this pandemic. But if Congress doesn’t pass state and local aid, these public service workers could be thanked with a pink slip.

 

AFSCME, the nation’s largest and most powerful advocate for public service employees, is reaching out to Virginia’s public employees for your input on how to best protect front-line workers and the communities you serve.

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