Sign the Petition to Support Collective Bargaining for Virginia Beach City Workers

Please support the newly formed Virginia Beach City Workers Union, UE Local 111 in requesting that the Virginia Beach City Council pass a resolution in support of Collective Bargaining. City workers across Virginia have a historic opportunity, with a new law effective May 1, 2021, allowing workers these rights for the first time in history, to overcome a racist legacy of the Jim Crow era. Five local governments across Virginia have passed similar resolutions to date. 

In November, the Virginia Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis released a report that found that 9 out of 10 city employees cannot afford to raise even a single child within the Virginia Beach city limits.  For the last several months, hundreds of city workers have quit their jobs out of frustration with the stressful work environment, low pay and lack of a real voice. On top of that, workers are now facing on-going dangerous working conditions with the Omicron variant of COVID-19 rapidly spreading across our communities and the City doing little to nothing to protect workers. 

For more information the press may contact Dante Strobino, UE International Representative, at 757-632-7866 or vbcityworkers@ueunion.org

Campaign website may be viewed at https://locals.ueunion.org/111/

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