Government employees; strikes. (HB1764)

Introduced By

Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Strikes by government employees. Repeals the provisions of the Code of Virginia that, among other things, provide that any employee of the Commonwealth, a locality, or other political subdivision who strikes or willfully refuses to perform the duties of his employment is deemed to have terminated his employment and is thereafter ineligible for employment. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/22/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101574D
12/22/2018Referred to Committee on Rules
01/28/2019Referred from Rules
01/28/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/05/2019Left in General Laws


JoAnne Norton writes:

The President has allowed the whole federal workforce to go on strike and some people to still work without pay. Conversely, government workers should be allowed to strike without quitting their jobs.

Bill writes:

FDR ,hardly a right winger,warned about gov unions.The taxpayer winds up the loser.

Jeremy Davis writes:

The right to strike is an important tool for the workers to help level the playing field in negotiations with management. It should be protected.