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Public Employees

Who We Are:

We are the union of public service workers in Virginia, uniting people who work for cities and counties all across the Commonwealth of Virginia to improve our jobs and the services we provide to our communities.

As county and city employees, we work hard to support our families and to provide the essential services that make our communities strong. But too many of us are underpaid and overworked and are being left behind. Learn more about the union difference here.

Together, we can change that. By using our strength in numbers and joining together in our union, we will have a much stronger voice on the job — and for the first time, we will have the ability to negotiate a contract that addresses many of the issues we care about, including:

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Why Now?

On May 1, 2021, We made history by ending the ban on collective bargaining for local government workers. Today, we finally have the opportunity to have the same rights and freedoms that tens of millions of employees in 47 states already have: a real voice on the job through collective bargaining. Now is the time to for us to come together, build our power and unite in our union.

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We don’t win because our bosses decide out of the goodness of their hearts to give us raises and rights at work. We win when we stand together for what we need to care for ourselves, our families and our communities. It’s time for us to build our union and win a union contract that improves our jobs and services.

We’re stronger when we’re united.

I work for Fairfax County

“All Fairfax County employees deserve to be respected, protected, and paid a living wage. This must include both merit and non-merit employees because we all do the same work and deserve a voice in the decisions that impact our work every day. When we unite together in our union, we can win a seat at the table and make real change.” —Tammie Wondong Family Services, Adult and Aging President, Fairfax County General Employees Union (FCGEU) SEIU Virginia 512

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I work for Loudoun County

“The time has come to ensure we have a seat at the table to chart our future. That’s why we’re joining together in our union and pushing for collective bargaining for county employees so we can have a real say when it comes to our pay and benefits and the services we provide.” —Crissy Helinski Employment Specialist Loudoun County

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I work for Richmond City

We provide the essential services that make Richmond strong. But too many of us are underpaid and overworked and are being left behind as our city becomes prosperous. We deserve better wages, benefits and working conditions so that we can take care of our own families.

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