Virginia Beach City Workers Deliver Petition & Speak at City Council, 11-17-2020 (video)

Virginia Beach city workers have been organizing for 3 months, since the work stoppage of Waste Management workers. Now a majority of workers in Public Works and Public Utilities, along with supporters in Parks & Rec, Human Services and the Libraries have signed a petition demanding a new wage structure, 10% hazard pay and fairness from management.

On Tuesday, November 17 over 50 city workers attended the city council meeting to deliver their petition to City Manager Patrick Duhaney, requesting a meeting with him to discuss their concerns. City workers speakers included Dwayne Arthur, Maintenance Worker, Public Works, Mosquito Control, Stanley “Butch” Nicholson, Utility Mechanic Aide, Public Utilities, Sewer Collection and Jason Smith, Custodial Worker 1, Public Works.