Urge your state legislators to co-sponsor workers' rights bills in West Virginia
Workers deserve more rights
We live in a culture where corporations simply have too much power. Currently, they can:
- Ask us to sign away our rights
- Push us out of our jobs for any reason or no reason
- Work while grieving a loved one
- Check our credit in the hiring process
- Fail to conduct investigations for reports of sexual harassment
- Discriminate against those suffering from domestic violence
- Retaliate against injured workers
- Make it difficult for us to leave toxic workplaces when our healthcare is tied to our jobs
- Silence us when we've been abused
- Pay some workers below minimum wage
- Not grant sufficient sick leave amid COVID-19
- Conduct abusive scheduling practices
- Avoid accountability for discrimination through wages and promotions
- Steal wages
- Block public employees from striking
- Ask about our desired salary ranges, which has a discriminatory impact
- Verbally abuse and sabotage workers with zero accountability
We can change this toxic culture for workers through by passing these bills into law:
Criminal history (Ban the Box Act), HB2415
This bill will make it unlawful to ask prospective employees about their criminal history.
Minimum wage, HB2378, HB2481
This bill calls for increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour as of 2028.
Paid family leave, SB63
This bill will provide paid time off for workers to care for a family member.
Repeal of right to work, HB2096
“Right to work” is the policy that takes away rights from workers and gives it to big corporations. Supporters claim these laws protect workers from being forced to join a union, already protected by federal law, but they make it harder for workers to form unions and collectively bargain for better wages, benefits, and working conditions. This bill calls for a repeal.
Workplace abuse, H3225
Workplace bullying is a severe and pervasive phenomenon in the US involving a violation of the basic human right to dignity. Bullying tactics include false accusations, exclusion, withholding necessary resources, sabotage, verbal abuse, put-downs, and unreasonable demands — resulting in a host of stress-related symptoms including anxiety, depression, PTSD, and suicide ideation. This bill would hold employers accountable for intentional abusive conduct that causes health harm and needs amendments to omit health harm, in line with sexual harassment law, which is stronger than other anti-discrimination laws.