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:
At-will employment, HB3098
This bill will prohibit at-will employment and mandate that employees may only be dismissed for cause after completing a probationary period.
Criminal history (Ban the Box Act), HB3090, HB4354
This bill will make it unlawful to ask prospective employees about their criminal history.
Family responsibilities discrimination (Family Protection Act), HB2128
This bill will prohibit employers from failing or refusing to hire, discharge, or otherwise discriminate against an individual because of that person's family responsibilities.
Minimum wage, HB3056
This bill calls for increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour as of 2028.
Paid family leave, HB3123
This bill will provide paid time off for workers to care for a family member.
Paid sick leave, HB3115
This bill will guarantee earned sick days for every worker.
Repeal of right to work, HB4686
“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.
This bill will establish a Fair Workweek for West Virginia that accounts for predictability pay, split-shift pay, on-call pay, and an advance-notice provision.
Sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination, HB2538
This bill will add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the categories covered by the Human Rights Act.