City Council collective bargaining vote is a win
8/4/2022, 6 p.m.
I want to say kudos to Richmond City Council for voting and allowing most city employees to unionize. This should definitely help with morale and also recruitment of many qualified candidates. This should be a win-win for everyone. This should also help with more productivity from the workers.
When I worked for the city, there were many times you had no one to turn to. This is a game changer where you have your representative sitting at the table with your best interest at heart.
I salute those city workers who did not give up and attended City Council meetings on a regular basis. Without them, this would never have come about. Richmond showed that it is an aggressive city willing to do what is in the best interest of its workers and citizens. My only wish is that we had this type of opportunity when I worked for the city, even though my years there were enjoyable. It does my heart good to see people come together for the greater good.
ERNEST PARKER JR.