the history of workErs in Virginia is under attack
History standards in Virginia are updated every seven years. The new proposed standards put forth by anti-worker extremist Glenn Youngkin and his Virginia Department of Education would remove the American labor movement. They want to:
Remove teachings of impact of the industrial revolution on working families, including women and children.
Remove the rise of organized labor entirely from Virginia lesson plans.
Undermine how the New Deal -- which included important labor wins like the 40-hour work week -- is being taught.
It's up to us to stop the whitewashing of our history and tell the complete story of workers rights in our Commonwealth.
Sign up below to let the Department know that the Youngkin Administration’s newly proposed standards are unacceptable!
It’s important for the Department to hear directly from school employees and other concerned Virginians that factual standards highlighting labor history, Black history, and diverse perspectives are essential.
Find the hearing nearest you from the list below and sign up to make your voice heard! Scroll down to read public testimony talking points ahead of attending your hearing.
Sample Talking points for Public Testimony
Before attending a hearing, please read the sample talking points for public comments.
These talking points will help you craft your testimony opposing removing labor history from Virginia school curriculums.
Thank you for standing up for the workers and legacy of workers' rights in our state!