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.

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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