RICHMOND – In honor of Labor Day on Monday, House Democratic Leader Eileen Filler-Corn and Caucus Chair Charniele Herring released the following statement:
“As we enjoy the last few days of summer, it is important to remember throughout Labor Day weekend the contributions that unions and working Virginians have achieved for our Commonwealth and our country. Democrats have long stood with organized labor in recognition that protecting workers and their rights is crucial for a healthy economy. This Labor Day we’d like to thank and acknowledge our members who have fought tirelessly for just working conditions, fair wages, economic opportunity, access to affordable health care and family friendly policies.
“However, while labor unions and working Virginians have achieved many successes, it is crucial that we acknowledge the work we have left. Virginia is ranked last in the nation in workers’ rights and protections. This is unacceptable. We have to stand up and support our workers like they support our economy and communities.”