Alexandria Firefighters Union Wins Vote To Represent First Responders In Collective Bargaining

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WDVM) –A firefighters union in Alexandria has won the right to collectively bargain on behalf of first responders in the city.

This win is being called ‘historic’ — It’s the first time in decades that a union will be able to collectively bargain contracts for public sector employees in the state of Virginia.

Josh Turner, president of the union, IAFF Local 2141, says it’s been a long time coming. “It’s been 44 years since public employees could have a seat at the table,” said Turner.

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