Richmond City employees can now collectively bargain

Richmond City workers won historic collective bargaining rights when the Richmond City Council voted to approve a collective bargaining ordinance Monday night. “Tonight we celebrate,” tweeted SEIU Virginia 512. “Tomorrow we continue to organize to win good union jobs and quality public services for all Richmond families!” SEIU organizing committee member Ben Himmelfarb told VPM/NPR that “The organizing that’s been done stands on the shoulders of people who have been here for decades, including people who have tried to organize in the past for better working conditions and better public services.”

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