Virginia was one of the first of 28 states to adopt “Right to Work” laws, back in 1947. This year, it may be the first to repeal such laws. Legislation, HB 153, has been introduced to repeal Virginia’s “Right to Work” law, and supporters are collecting signatures on an online petition which will be delivered to members of the hearing committee of the Virginia General Assembly in advance of the January 27 AFL-CIO lobby day in support of HB 153. "Labor worked very hard to flip the General Assembly," said NoVA Labor president Virginia Diamond, "and we expect the Democrats to repeal this anti-worker law which grew out of the state's racist Jim Crow past."
photo: at last month's Coalition meeting; the next meeting is Tue, January 28, 7pm – 9pm at the Shirlington Busboys & Poets