Coalition's 2020 Legislative Priorities

Family-Friendly-Economy.
Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy

Workers' Rights / Family Friendly Economy

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Signed by Governor.
Enrolled.
Passed Passed House or Senate.
Comm In Committee.
Read1/2/3 Read in chamber.
Reported Approved by Comm.
Recommends Recommended by Subcommittee.
Left Left in committee.
Incorp Incorporated into another bill.
PBI PBI.
Stricken Bill withdrawn.
  Defeated.

House Senate Number Summary Chief Patron
Left HB 825 Paid family and medical leave program. Jennifer Carroll Foy
PBI SB 770 Paid family and medical leave program. Sen. Jennifer Boysko
Left HB 153 Strengthen opportunities for labor organizing, including by repealing "Right to Work." Del. Lee Carter
Passed Passed SB 48 Nonpayment of wages. Sen. Lionell Spruill
Passed Passed SB 49 Nonpayment of wages. Sen. Lionell Spruill
Passed Passed SB 838 Nonpayment of wages under construction. Sen. Adam P. Ebbin
Passed Passed HB 123 Nonpayment of wages under construction. Jennifer Carroll Foy

Invest in our economic future by supporting our students, workers and families

★ Establish a statewide paid family and medical leave program
★ Establish a baseline "living wage" of $15 per hour by 2024
★ Allow for equity in education by increasing "at-risk add-on" funding by 25%
★ Strengthen opportunities for labor organizing, including by repealing "Right to Work"

Paid family and medical leave is paramount if we want a more equitable Commonwealth. Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy is sponsoring legislation designed to ensure that citizens have the leave they need to care for themselves or family members (HB 825). "Spending time with a dying relative, caring for a sick parent, or bonding with a newborn child should not be a privilege reserved for the wealthiest Virginians. Hardworking, middle class, Virginians, who play by rules, who have done everything right, deserve to spend time with their family like everyone else. I do not know many middle class families who can afford to go without a salary for three months—especially when they are needing to cover the costs of a newborn," Foy said.

Contact your Reps


Articles

Two proposed Virginia laws to provide paid family, medical leave, WSLS.com, Sept 6, 2019.

State-wide orgs

Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy
Working for Paid Family Leave, affordable elder care, child care, living wages, etc.

Virginia Poverty Law Center
We can help pinpoint government programs, legislation, and other resources available that will benefit those living in low-income households.

National orgs

The Women Effect Fund

Del. Lee Carter speaking at Grassroot Coalition Press Conf, Jan 9, 2020 on the racist origins of "Right to Work" laws.