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: SB 361 

Description: Initially an attempt to eliminate prevailing wage altogether, the final version requires reworking, and likely scaling back, prevailing wage for public construction projects that are $500,000 or more. For public construction projects under $500,000, the prevailing wage has been abolished, opening the door for out-of-state contractors to bring outside and illegal workers into West Virginia at taxpayer expense.

Date: June 8, 2015

Voting Body: 10-member Joint Committee on Government & Finance

The Vote: Motion by Senator Kessler to extend the deadline for calculating new wage rates to September 30.

A “No” vote is Anti-Worker  a “Yes” vote is Pro-Worker

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Bill Number:  SB 357 (The Coal Mine Un-safety Bill)

Description: A rollback of mine safety regulations to benefit big corporations

Date:  March 2, 2015

Voting Body: 34-memberSenate

The Vote:  Final Passage -- Senate concurred in House amendment a “Yes” vote is Anti-Worker a “No” vote is Pro-Worker


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