RELEASE: December 26th, 2020
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FAIRFAX, VA – Sean Perryman published a new opinion piece in the Washington Post on Saturday making the case for the immediate repeal of Virginia’s so-called “Right to Work” laws. This comes just days before the Virginia General Assembly is set to begin its regular legislative session and consider Right-to-Work repeal legislation.
“For too long, Virginia’s leaders have used our commonwealth’s reputation as ‘good for business’ as an excuse to overlook the devastation that our 73-year-old Right-to-Work laws are wreaking on workers,” Perryman writes.
“These laws prohibit or severely limit the ability of labor unions to represent workers in collective bargaining and to fight for decent pay, better conditions, retirement, insurance and leave for sickness or vacation,” continues Perryman. “Organized labor and collective bargaining are the best way for everyday people to win back their democratic voice and become a lasting counterweight to the power of big business and special interests.”
As Lieutenant Governor, Perryman will commit to making Right-to-Work repeal a top policy priority. “This is an issue of economic, racial, and social justice for our Commonwealth. We need strong leaders in Richmond who won’t back down from getting this done on behalf of working people in every community in every corner of Virginia.”
The full opinion piece can be read here:
Sean Perryman is President Emeritus of the Fairfax County Chapter of the NAACP, a technology public policy advocate, attorney, and former congressional investigator. If elected he would become one of the youngest Lt. Governors in Virginia history.
To learn more visit: perrymanforvirginia.com