Rockingham County Democrats endorse statement in support of area poultry workers

The Rockingham County Democratic Committee has recently endorsed the following statement in support of poultry workers and their right to organize in Rockingham County and the Shenandoah Valley:

“Poultry workers in the Shenandoah Valley are largely immigrants and refugees, who are vulnerable and easily exploited. We ask that area poultry companies, who employ these workers, scrupulously observe not only the letter but also the spirit of the National Labor Relations Act: a law that was enacted in order to facilitate the free exercise of the constitutional right of free association as it pertains to the workplace, the Rockingham County Democratic Committee stands in solidarity with workers, their right to concerted action and their advocacy for work with dignity. We ask that local employers refrain from punitive actions against workers exercising their constitutional rights. We will continue to monitor issues facing our local work force and ask our representatives to join us in standing with the workers of America.”