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Strongly Pro-Worker Virginia Dems, Virulently ANTI-Worker Virginia Republicans Tweet Labor Day Messages…the Latter Without Any Sense of Self-Awareness, Shame or Irony

Rs receive abysmally low ratings from unions.


See below for tweets by top Virginia elected officials and candidates for Labor Day 2021, including from strongly pro-labor Democrats, then from virulently anti-labor/anti-union Republicans, who nonetheless tweet “happy Labor Day” messages without any sense of self-awareness, shame or irony.

First, the normal tweets…from Democrats, who actually support working people and unions.

Sen. Tim Kaine (D) received perfect, 100% scores from the AFL-CIO, AFSCME, AFGE, etc.

Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA02) received 100% scores from the AFL-CIO and CWA, with a 93% score from AFGE.

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA11) receives mostly perfect, 100% scores from labor.

Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-VA10) received all perfect, 100% scores from labor.

Rep. Bobby Scott (R-VA03) received mostly perfect, 100% scores from organized labor.

Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA08) received between 90% and 100% ratings from organized labor.

Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA07) received strong ratings (78%, 93%, 95%) from organized labor.

Rep. Donald McEachin (D-VA04) received nearly perfect scores from organized labor.



Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe is strongly pro-labor, but has never served in a state legislature, so doesn’t have any ratings from organized labor in Vote Smart.

Del. Hala Ayala, the Virginia Democrats’ Lt. Gov. nominee for 2021, received a 100% rating from the Virginia AFL-CIO.

Attorney General Mark Herring hasn’t been in the state legislature since 2013, with his last rating a strong 92% from the VA AFL-CIO.

Under Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn’s leadership, Virginia has moved from #51 in the country for workers to the top half, at #23, in just a couple years!


And in the “YOU MUST BE F’ING KIDDING ME” category…

Far-right Rep. Bob Good (R-VA05), of course, is virulently ANTI-labor, ANTI-union, ANTI-worker.

Rep. Ben Cline (R-VA06) is also virulently anti-worker and anti-union. Here he is touting so-called “Right-to-Work” laws, more accurately known as “Right-to-Be-Poor” laws (h/t former Rep. Leslie Byrne).

From right-wingnut Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA09), shoe gets abysmally low ratings on labor issues…zeroes, single digits, and nothing higher than 36%. Yuck.

Sears’ rating from the Virginia AFL-CIO when she was a delegate was a pathetic 33%. ‘Nuff said.

Del. Jason Miyares, the VA GOP’s 2021 Attorney General nominee, last received a horrendously bad 8% rating from the Virginia AFL-CIO.





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