Workers with the Bernie Sanders Campaign are now the first presidential campaign employees in U.S. history to win union representation.
The Virginia Defender
Established in 2005 as The Richmond Defender, The Virginia Defender is a free community newspaper, published quarterly for the Virginia Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality. Print distribution is 16,000 and statewide. The online publication launched in Summer 2020.
Single-digit unionization rates and no state minimum wage contribute to a working climate that makes Virginia best for bosses and worst for workers.
The developer hoping to revamp a 10-block area of downtown Richmond, has said the project will include “affordable housing,” as well as a new event venue to replace the aging Coliseum. An Aug. 19 investigative report by VPM asked some questions about the meaning of the word “affordable” – and we did some math.
For the sixth time since the deadly fascist gathering in nearby Charlottesville on Aug. 12, 2017, gun-toting, flag-waving pro-Confederates came to Richmond June 1 to rally in support of the Confederate statues on Monument Avenue. And for the sixth time, antiracist Richmonders turned out to shout them down.
Union Hill is a small, rural, unincorporated community in Buckingham County, about an hour-and-a-half drive west of Richmond. Of all the places in Virginia, why has Dominion Energy targeted this community for the controversial compressor station it says it needs for its Atlantic Coast Pipeline?
An update on the situation of Shockoe Bottom, detailing the formation of the Shockoe Alliance and describing an upcoming Economic Impact and Benefits Study on the Shockoe Bottom Memorial Park.
The ACLU of Virginia, in collaboration with global law firm White & Case LLP, has filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the Virginia Department of Corrections seeking to end the practice of solitary confinement in two of VDOC’s most notorious prisons.