Union Members Endorse Champions in Fairfax County Board Primary Elections

Elections aren’t about candidates. Elections are about us, our families, and our communities!

That’s why union members work to elect candidates — regardless of political party — who will fight for working families and what we need to thrive: living wages, affordable health care, retirement security, and justice on the job and in our communities.

Union members interviewed all the candidates running for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in the June 11 primary, and reviewed their written answers to our questions as well as their records. After doing so, frontline union members voted to endorse the following candidates:

Fairfax County Chair: Jeff McKay

Braddock District Supervisor: James Walkinshaw

Hunter Mill District Supervisor: Walter Alcorn

Lee District Supervisor: Rodney Lusk

Providence District Supervisor: Dalia Palchik

“Union members in Fairfax County are proud to endorse these champions for working families,” said Tammie Wondong, a 30-year Fairfax County employee and the President of the Fairfax Chapter of SEIU Virginia 512. “We look forward to working together with them to ensure good unions jobs and a brighter future for all families across the county.”

Election Day is Tuesday, June 11. The polls will be open from 6 am – 7 pm. You can confirm your local polling place, and what’s on the ballot, by visiting the Virginia Department of Elections website.

Voters in Fairfax can also vote “in-person absentee” at the Fairfax County Government Center Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 am – 4:30 pm, Thursday from 8am – 7pm, and Saturday from 9am to 5pm.

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Union Members Are Winning Real Raises in 2019. Join Us Today to Win the Raises You Deserve!

The union members of SEIU Virginia 512 — Fairfax County employees, Home Care providers and Loudoun County employees — work hard to make our Commonwealth a better place for all people.

We are caregivers, engineers, nurses, librarians, social workers, parks staff, child protective services workers, and more, dedicated to making our communities healthy, successful places.

Now, united in our union, we have the strength needed to win the raises we deserve!

Fairfax County employees won 4.1% average raises, doubled the Market Rate Adjustment (MRA), and established a $15.14/hr minimum wage for county employees, in the FY’2020 budget, which was passed in May.

Home Care providers won raises in the state budget, which passed earlier this year, despite strong right-wing opposition.

Meanwhile, Loudoun County employees have won 11.5% raises over the past two years.

We are proud of the work we do to help local families, and we’re proud of what we can accomplish in our union to take care of our own families.

Want a raise? Join us today! E-mail or call 571-432-0209 to find out more.IMG_3929


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Medicaid Expansion is Creating Jobs and Expanding Health Care – Learn More Here!

Beginning January 1, 2019, more adults in Virginia have access to quality, low-cost health insurance through Medicaid.

On November 1, Virginia will begin accepting applications from these adults who are newly eligible for health coverage under Medicaid Expansion.

To learn more, please visit or call toll-free 1-855-242-8282.

Single adults who make up to $16,754 per year, and families of 4 who make up to $34,638, will be eligible for coverage beginning January 1. For more detailed information, please visit or call toll-free 1-855-242-8282.

Medicaid Expansion is also creating jobs, as local governments and health care providers are hiring staff to handle the expanded coverage.

Thank you to all the union members, family and advocates who worked so hard to win Medicaid Expansion. Let’s keep that momentum going to ensure that everyone has the information they need to sign up!

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Governor Northam Attends Union Leadership Conference

IMG_0720On 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:

  • Higher wages for all working people, and a $15 minimum wage
  • Free higher education
  • Affordable, quality child care
  • Expanded voting rights
  • Protections for workers’ rights to form a union and bargain collectively
  • and more!

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

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At Long Last, Union Members Celebrate Medicaid Expansion!

IMG_9641On June 7, 2018, union members joined our coalition partners to witness history as Governor Ralph Northam signed Medicaid Expansion into law.

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:

  • Health Care for up t0 400,000 Virginians
  • 15,000 – 30,000 jobs created
  • Hundreds of millions of dollars in savings for Virginia taxpayers

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 for the latest news on who is eligible for care under Medicaid Expansion, starting January 1, 2019.

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Loudoun County Budget Victory!

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.


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Fairfax County Budget Victory!

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.

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Join the 2018 Call to Action!

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

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2018: Our Most Successful Year Yet!

Website - Thank youThank you to all our union members, friends, family and allies! By uniting together in our union and by advocating together in our community, we have made 2018 our most successful year yet.

United together, we have won real raises for Fairfax County employees, Loudoun County employees and Home Care providers.

United together, we have protected and expanded retirement security for working people.

United together, we have defended our rights on the job, advanced workplace anti-bullying policies, won back pay, and helped our members recover from medical events.

United together, we won Medicaid Expansion so that up to 400,000 Virginians can finally earn health care, while ensuring that our frontline healthcare workers have the resources we need to help our community.

All of these historic victories are possible because union and community members came together to hold our elected officials accountable and to advocate for a brighter future for all people.

Thank you. We can’t wait to see what you do next!


David Broder, President of SEIU Virginia 512

Kaen Conchar, Secretary-Treasurer of SEIU Virginia 512

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Welcome to SEIU Virginia 512

The hard-working women and men of SEIU Virginia 512 are united in 2018 to win for workers and fight for justice for all people.

Fairfax County employees, home care providers and Loudoun County employees have come together to win quality jobs and quality public services for our members and for all working families in our community.

United together, we have the strength in numbers needed to raise wages, expand health care coverage, restore retirement security, and protect families throughout Virginia.

Join us! To find out more, call us at 571-432-0209 or e-mail us at

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