Category Archives: Labor

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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Heat Rule Gets Cold Shoulder

Virginia’s Safety and Health Codes Board on Friday voted down a proposed workplace heat protection standard, strongly opposed by the state’s business community but ardently sought by organized labor and farmworker advocates. The Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) was seeking to … 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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VIDEO: Watch “Confessions of a Union Negotiator”

Watch a replay of “Confessions of a Union Negotiator…What to expect if public sector bargaining passes in your county.” Frank Ricci, a former firefighter union negotiator details the tactics and strategies used by government unions during collective bargaining. Counties, cities … Continue reading

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