On June 2, Governor Ralph Northam attended the first-ever SEIU Virginia 512 Leadership Conference to thank union members for our Medicaid Expansion advocacy and to talk about building a better future for working families in Virginia.
Union members shared their ideas of what working Virginians need with the Governor, including:
Governor Northam and his staff pledged to continue to work with union members to pass policies and budgets, which will improve the lives of working Virginians. For more information, contact your union at 571-432-0209 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The bill signing capped a 6-year campaign to win health care justice in Virginia. “We did it!” proclaimed Home Care Chapter Chair Thomasine Wilson, who has been knocking doors and lobbying for Medicaid Expansion for the full 6 years of the effort.
Medicaid Expansion means:
Union members will now shift our focus to ensuring all eligible Virginians know about Medicaid Expansion. Stay tuned for more information. In the meantime, visit www.coverva.org for the latest news on who is eligible for care under Medicaid Expansion, starting January 1, 2019.
Victory! On April 3, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors passed a county budget, which invests in quality public services for our community and quality jobs for our workforce.
Thanks to the advocacy of union members and our community partners, the budget includes funding for vital mental health programs, parks, libraries, and more.
The budget also addresses the county’s workforce crisis. A recent study found that Loudoun County employees earn up to 14% less than our peers in neighboring jurisdiction.
Union members have been leading the campaign for Paycheck Fairness to ensure that Loudoun County employees earn what their peers earn, while ensuring that local families receive the quality public services they expect.
We applaud the budget’s 3% across-the-board raise and 3.5% merit raise as an important first step. We look forward to continuing to work with Chair Phyllis Randall and the Board of Supervisors to win true equity for Loudoun County employees.
On May 1, the Fairfax Board of Supervisors passed a county budget, which invests in quality public services for our community and quality jobs for our workforce.
Thanks to the advocacy of union members and our community partners, the budget includes funding for vital health care and mental health programs, parks and libraries, schools, first responders and more. The budget also fulfils the county’s promise to its dedicated staff by fully-funding the union pay plan.
Fully-funding the union pay plan means that front-line county employees will be able to keep up with the high cost of living in our region and provide for their families, while cutting down on the county’s turnover rate.
We thank the Board of Supervisors for working with us on this budget. We look forward to working with Chairman Bulova, the Board, and County Executive Bryan Hill to ensure that next year’s budget also invests in our community.
Join us on Saturday, September 8 for our annual Call to Action! This family-friendly event is your chance to meet with candidates running for Congress to talk about what working people need from our elected leaders in DC.
There will be events in Northern Virginia, Richmond and Hampton Roads, featuring food, fun, talking to voters, and more.
For more information, and to reserve your space, please call your union at 571-432-0209 or e-mail us at email@example.com