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With “Right-to-Work” (For Less) Repeal Being Discussed, It’s Clear Which Party’s...

With "Right-to-Work" repeal being discussed right now, and with the possibility that it could at least be weakened in the 2020 Virginia General Assembly,...

Virginia AFL-CIO Shares “Great” Letter to the Editor Blasting Gov. Northam...

Verry interesting to see the Virginia AFL-CIO share this letter to the editor in the Richmond Free Press, calling Gov. Ralph Northam's comments the...

“Flanked” by Dominion’s CEO and Right-Wing Republican Kirk Cox, Gov. Northam...

This story (also see the tweets, below) epitomizes so much that's wrong with revolving-door, pay-to-play, corporate-power "Virginia Way." First of all, why would the Democratic...

Labor-Democratic Partnership: The Commonwealth’s Chance to Repeal Anti-Union “Right-To-Work” Laws

by Andres Jimenez Across our Commonwealth, the constant attack on labor rights has made it harder for Virginians to live and work in their communities....

Delegate Lee Carter’s Campaign Unionizes in Historic First for Virginia

Interesting news from Virginia Del. Lee Carter's campaign: Good afternoon everyone.  Today we're announcing that Delegate Carter's campaign has unionized; please find the release attached.  To our...

Time for Virginia to Give a Damn About Working People, Wages,...

Cross posted from VoxFairfax “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn,” Rhett responded to the pleas of Scarlett O’Hara. The reply would likely be...

Union Members Testify at Budget Hearing, Call on General Assembly to...

From Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 512 President David Broder: Union Members Testify at Budget Hearing, Call on General Assembly to Fix Worst State for...

Unions: A Band of Brothers and Sisters Working Together in Solidarity...

by Henry Howell III Organized labor, unions, are not perfect, but the same thing can be said of the United States, and the response is...

Eating Your Own: Trump Loving Fossil Fuel Union Attacks Democrats, Other...

by Jon Sokolow On July 26, an impressive group of Democratic members of the Virginia General Assembly wrote a letter to Governor Northam opposing the...

Richmond Conservatives Rubber-Stamp Anti-Union ALEC Bill at Safety’s Expense

Crossposted at ProgressVA.

Conservative lawmakers in Virginia's House and Senate are so eager to attack working Virginians, they're throwing smart business protections for taxpayer dollars out the window--and they're doing it with the help of the national, pro-corporate greed group ALEC. Legislation that has been approved by House and Senate committees seeks to prohibit Project Labor Agreements (PLAs), which are actually extremely beneficial to Virginia. Project labor agreements are a market-based tool that sets rules and expectations for management and workers and as a result, projects with PLAs come in on-time and on-budget.