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Every week, we bring you a roundup of the top news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. Here’s this week’s Working People Weekly List. Read more >>>

The Thirty-Ninth Constitutional Convention of the Virginia AFL-CIO will be held at the Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg, Virginia, convening at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, August 11, 2016, continuing through Saturday, August 13, 2016.

Registration of delegates will be from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10. Registration will be continued at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 11, and will continue each day at the discretion of the Credentials Committee, subject to the wishes of the Convention.

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 A Constitutional Amendment to elevate pieces of Virginia’s right to work law passed both chambers of the General Assembly this session and will head to the ballot in November for voters’ to decide. We oppose this measure for many reasons, but most importantly, because it does nothing to address the real needs of Virginia’s working families. This amendment is a distraction from real issues and wastes valuable time and taxpayer resources.

Read more to find out how you can help protect our Constitution. 

 Workers will not bow to Verizon's demands that workers agree to the outsourcing of jobs, and the closing of call centers while offering no job security for current employees. CWA will no longer tolerate the oppressive and hostile work environment that Verizon has created by their excessive drive for profit. $1.5 BILLION net profit per month is apparently just not enough for them. Read more >>>

Good from Bad Water

Union members have been helping out Flint, Michigan, residents during its water crisis. Read the full article>>>

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