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Richmond bargaining updates

It’s been an eventful summer in Richmond as we continue to come together to build, grow our union, and organize, all while pushing the City to meet us at the bargaining table. United in SEIU Virginia 512, we are organized, prepared, and ready to negotiate.

Please visit this page regularly for the latest updates on bargaining.

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Early September 2023

Although our bargaining team has put together a strong proposal that will make Richmond a better place to work, the city hasn’t done its part to work with us to reach an agreement.

Last week, our bargaining team submitted a series of formal proposals to the city that together have the goals of addressing the issues of low pay and benefits that have led to issues with recruitment and retention, and the vacancies of city positions. We are committed to fighting for a fair contract with the vision of creating a good work environment within the City of Richmond, one that attracts individuals who are eager to join the city workforce and contribute to providing better services for all residents of Richmond. A better Richmond starts with SEIU and when our members are respected and paid, the City as a whole wins.

August 2023

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Meet the members of the Richmond bargaining team:

SEIU Virginia 512 Richmond bargaining team