During the 2015 Legislative Session, working families were attacked over and over in what in has been described by many as the most egregious assault on workers in our state’s history.  

To remind workers which side individual legislators stood, the WV AFL-CIO is introducing a new weekly communication called the “Anti-Worker Roll Call Vote of the Week.” 

In the new weekly communication, one specific, anti-worker vote will be identified, explained and the actual roll call vote then posted on the WV AFL-CIO webpage and Facebook account as well as shared via Twitter.  The WV AFL-CIO will announce a new “Anti-Worker Roll Call Vote of the Week” each week through the month of December.  

Feel free to copy, post, re-tweet or share so the message is delivered as broadly as possible!

Bill Number: Senate Bill 578

Description: Relates to workers affected by all occupational diseases, including but not limited to black lung and asbestosis, by potentially eliminating an opportunity to receive additional benefits for a worsening or advancement of the disease.

Date: March 10, 2015

Voting Body: 100-member House of Delegates

The Vote:  Final Passage. A “Yes” vote is Anti-Worker a “No ” vote is Pro-Worker

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Description: On the very first day of the 2015 legislative session, the Senate selected as its President Senator Bill Cole, who championed anti-worker legislation, including but not limited to, repeal of the Prevailing Wage, creation of Charter Schools and passage of the Coal Mine “Unsafety” bill. 

Date: January 14, 2015

Voting Body: 34-member Senate

The Vote:  Selection of Senate President. A vote for Senator Cole is Anti-Worker. A vote Senator Kessler is Pro-Worker