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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