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  • 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.

On Wednesday, July 21, AFSCME Virginia members, community members, faith, and political leaders will come together to address the City of Norfolk’s employee crisis. They will release a new report detailing the impact of low wages and high workload on city employees.

 With high employee turnover, low and stagnant wages, pandemic-related layoffs, chronic cuts to city services and resources, AFSCME Virginia members are demanding real solutions. Workers are uniting for financial accountability by the city, respect on the job, and a union for its public employees.

Click here to read the full report:

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Norfolk Employee Economic Impact Report

On Wednesday, July 21, AFSCME Virginia members, community members, faith, and political leaders will come together to address the City of Norfolk’s employee crisis. They will release a new report detailing the impact of low wages and high workload on city employees.

 With high employee turnover, low and stagnant wages, pandemic-related layoffs, chronic cuts to city services and resources, AFSCME Virginia members are demanding real solutions. Workers are uniting for financial accountability by the city, respect on the job and a union for its public employees.

Click here to read the executive summary:

 

On May 11, 2021, City employees from across Norfolk came together to demand fair wages, a real voice on the job, and a union.

We are urging the Arlington County Board to adopt a collective bargaining ordinance that meets the same standards as our neighbors in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and states and local governments across the country. Arlington County employees deserve nothing less

We are urging the city of Norfolk's leaders to meet with us value our contributions equally, and adopt a collective bargaining ordinance that meets the same standards as our neighbors in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and states and local governments across the country. Norfolk city employees deserve nothing less. Send an email to Norfolk City Council today