“The working people of Virginia do not and will not stand for discrimination and hate in our communities,” said Doris Crouse-Mays, President of the Virginia AFL-CIO, following last weekend’s white supremacist rally and ensuing violence in Charlottesville. Unions and allies came out strongly against what AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka called “the hateful views and violent actions of white supremacists and neo-Nazis.” The labor movement, added Trumka, “condemns this domestic terrorism and remains committed to eradicating the despicable causes of hatred and intolerance.” Crouse-Mays said that “Virginia’s working families have fought long and hard to overcome the discriminatory policies of our past and to create an environment of inclusion and fairness in workplaces across the Commonwealth. We will continue to devote every ounce of our abilities to ensure that the rights and safety of all Virginians are preserved.”
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