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.

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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Public Sector Collective Bargaining Could Impose Massive New Costs

Instead of compensation increases for public employees, taxpayer relief or COVID safety, Virginia local governments are estimating six- and seven-figure costs just to implement the process of collective bargaining. While local governments in Virginia debate whether to allow public sector … Continue reading

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Alexandria City Staff Urges Restraint on Government Union Negotiations

Without clear guardrails, city officials are warning wide-open bargaining with government unions would hurt city government’s ability to respond to emergencies while costing taxpayers up to $1 million a year in additional administrative costs. Alexandria’s city attorneys are sounding alarm … Continue reading

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