Author Archives: F. Vincent Vernuccio

About F. Vincent Vernuccio

F. Vincent Vernuccio is a Senior Fellow with Virginia Works and a Visiting Fellow at the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy.

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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Union Executives Have More Sway than Employees or Voters

Local government leaders are negotiating with union executives who have not been officially recognized by public employees they claim to represent. Counties in northern Virginia are taking steps to allow public sector collective bargaining. But they are doing it with … Continue reading

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The PRO Act would take away Choice from Virginia’s Workers

A bill under active consideration in Congress would allow unions to get Virginia workers fired for not paying union fees. The Protecting the Right to Organize Act, among many other things would end right-to-work laws in Virginia and in 26 other states. Continue reading

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Considering Public Sector Collective Bargaining? Here’s How to Protect Taxpayers and Workplace Freedom

Twenty-eight years after Governor Doug Wilder signed it into law, the Virginia General Assembly lifted the ban on public sector collective bargaining. As of May 1st, localities in Virginia could give government unions a monopoly to represent all employees at … Continue reading

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Alexandria Stands With Government Unions, Not Workers

In mid-April, the City of Alexandria passed an ordinance allowing government unions to bargain with the city. Unfortunately, many of the ordinance’s provisions are lopsided: the ordinance grants special advantages for government unions to easily organize public employees and traps … Continue reading

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