Author Archives: F. Vincent Vernuccio

About F. Vincent Vernuccio

Vincent Vernuccio is a visiting fellow at the Thomas Jefferson Institute, a senior fellow at Virginia Works, and a senior labor policy adviser for Workers for Opportunity.  He may be reached at Vinnie@vernucciostrategies.com.

Mason-Dixon Poll: Virginia Voters Support Collective Bargaining Reforms

With several localities in Virginia having passed ordinances allowing government unions a monopoly on representing public employees, the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy today released results of Mason-Dixon poll commissioned to measure certain provisions commonly contained in those ordinances. … Continue reading

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Lawmaker Introduces Bills Protecting Workplace Freedom

As a handful of localities push to give government unions a monopoly over public employee contracts, lawmakers in Richmond are looking to protect public employees around the state. Del. Nick Freitas, R-Culpeper, has introduced a suite of bills to help … Continue reading

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Securing Workplace Freedom and Rights: Ideas for the New General Assembly

In 2020 the Virginia Assembly changed a decades-old law and allowed local governments to collectively bargain with most public employees. The law went into effect on May 1, 2021 and gives “a county, city, or town… [which includes] any local … Continue reading

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Election Shows Why Caution Necessary on Local Collective Bargaining

Virginia’s new collective bargaining law is forcing local government officials to deal with a controversial issue fraught with potential errors and legal risks. If the 2021 election showed anything, it was that Virginia voters felt the Commonwealth was going in … Continue reading

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Collective bargaining would give parents less control over Virginia schools

Allowing collective bargaining will put yet another special interest ahead of the parents who simply want a say in what is best for their children. Virginia parents soon could lose even more control over their children’s education. Parents frustrated with school curriculum and other education issues throughout the state have earned national … Continue reading

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