Virginia AFL-CIO launches "Labor In Session" website

The Virginia AFL-CIO last week launched a new “Labor In Session” website (Click here) as the 2020 Virginia General Assembly session started. “We must take full advantage of this moment to push a robust pro-worker agenda focused on moving Virginia from the worst state for workers to the best,” said Julie Hunter, Virginia AFL-CIO Campaign Manager. This website is designed to help empower union activists and allies to advocate for legislation that expands the right to organize, protect workers and raises wages. Activists can find and contact their State Senator and Delegate, take rapid action on legislation as it moves through committees and floor votes, and sign up to help lobby for labor at the General Assembly. The website also provides updates and talking points.

Democratic Party of Virginia Unanimously Passes Resolutions in Support of 100% Clean Energy, Green New Deal, $15/Hour Minimum Wage

BlueVirginia, September 21st, 2019 – Great stuff; just three days after Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) Chair Susan Swecker announced that the party would no longer be taking campaign contributions from Dominion Energy or Appalachian Power, DPVA today unanimously passed resolutions endorsing the “Green New Deal Virginia” and a “net-zero carbon emissions” clean energy economy for Virginia by 2050. In addition, the DPVA unanimously passed a resolution in support of a $15/hour minimum wage for Virginians. Read the Article >>