FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 19, 2021
Jay Jones Campaign Staff Votes to Unionize
First Attorney General Campaign to Unionize in Virginia’s History
This morning, Delegate Jay Jones announced that his campaign staff officially voted to form a union. The Jones campaign is the first Attorney General’s campaign to unionize in Virginia’s history. The staff of the Jones campaign will be represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) 666.
“Organizing for fair pay, worker protections, and job stability is something that every worker should be able to do, and I’m proud that our campaign staff took it upon themselves to do just that,” said Delegate Jay Jones. “I have long said that Virginia can only be the best state in the country to do business if it is the best state for workers, and political campaigns should strive to live their professed values and abide by the same principles that they advocate for in governance. I’ve always been supportive of the labor movement and workers’ right to organize, and I’m happy that our campaign staff chose to do the same. I thank IBEW 666 for representing our workers.”
“Our staff are the backbone of this organization, and I look forward to negotiating in good faith with them,” said campaign manager Samson Signori. “Fair compensation, good benefits, and a thriving work environment are vital to a successful operation. We thank IBEW for organizing and our staff for taking this initiative.”
Jay Jones is a state Delegate from Norfolk who has championed justice reform, workers protections, and defending our environment. If elected, Jay would be Virginia’s first Black Attorney General.