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Video: New Ad By United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters...

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See below for a new TV ad from the United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) hitting Nick Freitas in VA-07, and specifically focusing...

Organized Labor on the March: Northern Virginia Bus Strike Approaches its...

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by Jonathan Sokolow On October 24, 120 drivers and garage workers at the Cinder Bed Bus Garage in Lorton, Virginia went out on strike against...

Stan Scott: Protect Workers. Support Unions.

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by Stan Scott Last week I attended a labor issues conference presented by the Northern Virginia Labor Federation. We heard general presentations on labor issues...

“Extraordinary emergency note from justice and environmental groups” Sent to VA...

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From the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN), "See below. Extraordinary emergency note from justice and environmental groups was just sent asking DEQ director David...

Labor Unions: An Antidote to Income Inequality

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by Del. Paul Krizek, Labor Liaison to the Virginia House Democrats The founding principle of American society, written by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence,...

It’s time for higher wages for working Virginians

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Airport workers at Northern Virginia’s two major airports won a desperately needed pay increase earlier this week. After a two-year fight that included coordinated...

Kevin Sullivan’s Been Campaigning for Joe Morrissey’s Seat

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There's actually been a Democrat campaigning for Delegate Joe Morrissey's seat in the 74th District since July. Meet Kevin Sullivan from James City County, a proud union man and former Political Coordinator for Teamsters Joint Council 83, Labor Liaison for Attorney-General Mark Herring, and President of the Charles City Ruritan.

This is Kevin at the annual Mathews Democratic Crab Steam last August, so that's the pounding in the background. He has been pounding the pavement because he wants to represent the interests of blue collar workers in Richmond.

There are not enough people in government who have punched a time clock or carried their lunch in a bag or lived paycheck to paycheck. That's what I want becoming a legislator. I want to represent regular people.

His platform emphasizes Medicaid expansion, education, worker protection, and legislative ethics. He has pledged not to accept the state health coverage provided to Delegates until the Medicaid coverage gap is closed. Educational innovation, technical training opportunities, the cost of higher education, and student loan debt concern him. As a worker's voice in the legislature, he wants to focus on Workman's Compensation and worker misclassification. Saying there is too much "big money" in politics, he is trying to fund his campaign with small donations. In the legislature he would work to limit contributions and gifts to state officials.

At the time we met, Sullivan wanted the opportunity to face Morrissey in a primary. We'll see if that comes to pass.