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IBEW Local 26 Business Manager on Why His Union Supports Jennifer...

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by George Hogan I am the elected business manager at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 26, representing 10,000 electricians in D.C., Maryland and...

Virginia Adopts First-in-the-Nation Workplace Safety Standards for COVID-19 Pandemic

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From Gov. Ralph Northam's office: Virginia Adopts First-in-the-Nation Workplace Safety Standards for COVID-19 Pandemic ~ In the absence of federal guidelines, newly adopted workplace safety rules will...

Initial Virginia Unemployment Data Indicates Greater Job Losses Among Virginians of...

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From The Commonwealth Institute: Initial Virginia Unemployment Data Indicates Greater Job Losses Among Virginians of Color; The Same Thing Happened During the Last Recession In the...

Another 4.4 Million Unemployment Claims Nationally; Another 84,387 Claims in Virginia

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Another week, another set of *ugly* numbers from the Department of Labor on unemployment claims...including another 4,427,000 claims nationally in the week ending April...

Work-Sharing: A Powerful Tool to Save Jobs in Virginia

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From the Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis: Work-Sharing: A Powerful Tool to Save Jobs in Virginia Confronting an economic downturn in the wake of COVID-19, Gov....

Governor Northam Signs New Laws to Support Virginia Workers

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From Gov. Northam's office: Governor Northam Signs New Laws to Support Virginia Workers RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam has signed nearly two dozen new laws to support working...

We Protected Our Schools During Crisis, Protect Us with Collective Bargaining...

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From “Stronger Communities. A Better Bargain": We Protected Our Schools During Crisis, Protect Us with Collective Bargaining Rights By Tyrone McCutchen, Gloria Deyo, and Jacquline S....

COVID-19 & Unemployment Insurance: Recent Reforms & Next Steps for Virginia

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From the Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis: COVID-19 & Unemployment Insurance: Recent Reforms & Next Steps for Virginia During recessions, Virginia's unemployment insurance (UI) system serves...

Sen. Mark Warner Urges DoL to Issue Guidance Allowing States to...

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From Sen. Mark Warner's office: SEN. WARNER URGES DoL TO ISSUE GUIDANCE ALLOWING STATES TO SWIFTLY IMPLEMENT EMERGENCY UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FOR GIG WORKERS ~ Without federal guidance, may take states weeks to...

CASA Celebrates Extraordinary Advances for Immigrants and Workers in Virginia (in English...

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From CASA: CASA Celebrates Extraordinary Advances for Immigrants and Workers in Virginia  Minimum Wage Increase, Driving Access for Immigrants, and More Richmond, VA - As the Virginia General...