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Campaign staff of Del. Lee Carter votes to unionize

The gubernatorial campaign staff of Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas/PrWm) voted unanimously to unionize, a first in the history of Virginia gubernatorial campaigns. according to a news release from Delegate Carter ‘s office

In 2019, Del. Carter’s campaign staff became the first in Virginia history to form a union. UFCW Local 400 represented Carter’s 2019 campaign workers and continues to represent them.

Carter’s legislative agenda has long centered around workers rights. He’s introduced bills to reform Virginia’s workers’ compensation system, allow worker cooperatives, allow Virginia educators to strike, and repeal Virginia’s anti-worker “right to work” law.

During the 2021 session, Del. Carter made an unusual procedural motion to discharge “right to work” repeal to the House floor. House leadership ended that effort.

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