Members Turn Out for Budget Hearing, Urge Board to Invest in Community and Workforce

Carlton testifies before Fairfax BoardNearly 120 union members mobilized on April 5 at the Fairfax Budget Hearing to call on the Board to invest in good jobs and good services for the community and county workforce.

Joined by community members and allies, we urged the Board of Supervisors to:

  • Fully fund the MRA for all employees!
  • Fully fund the services we provide!
  • Fill vacant positions!
  • Protect DROP and employee retirement!
  • Ensure workplace safety and end managers’ bullying of employees!

To read union members’ testimony, please visit: tinyurl.com/FCGEUtestimony. To see photos, please visit: tinyurl.com/BudgetHearingPhotos.

Our union had more members attend the three day budget hearings than any other organization or employee group! Congratulations to all the union leaders who made that possible.

Union members will be pushing hard throughout April to urge the Board of Supervisors to pass a budget which invests in employees and working families. The Board “marks up” (i.e. changes) the budget on April 25 and officially adopts the final budget on May 2.

For more information on our “One Union, One Voice” campaign to win fair budgets for our members, our families and our communities, contact the union at 571-432-0209 or info@seiuva.org


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