The freedom to spend your money as you wish, and not to spend it to advance causes or organizations you oppose, is under assault in Virginia as political leaders attempt to repeal or weaken the commonwealth’s right-to-work law.View Report
City Council decision on collective bargaining will have a major impact on taxes and public safety.
Allowing collective bargaining will put yet another special interest ahead of the parents who simply want a say in what is best for their children.
County supervisors’ decision on collective bargaining will have a major impact on taxes and public safety.
Local government leaders are negotiating with union executives who have not been officially recognized by public employees they claim to represent.
If a Virginia locality must for whatever reason allow a broader scope of bargaining there are several things that should be expressly prohibited.
Alexandria’s new public sector collective bargaining ordinance is a bad deal for public workers.
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.
In 2020 the Virginia Assembly passed SB. 939, permitting local governments to pass ordinances or resolutions allowing public sector collective bargaining.
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.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Virginia’s local governments need flexibility and focus. A collective bargaining bill rushed to Northam’s desk would do the opposite.