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Lee J. Carter @carterforva
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Alright y'all, since @vahousegop wants to come at me again, I've spun the wheel and tonight we're gonna learn a little more about @Yancey4Delegate. I like him, but hey... he votes how he votes. I'm sure @Shelly_Simonds and @NewportNewsDems already know all about it.
From looking at his twitter header, I'll assume that blue collar workers are a pretty important constituency in HD94 - a district that he won by literally having his name drawn out of a bowl, mind you. So let's see how he's voted on a couple of blue collar issues this year...
First up is overtime pay. A lot of states say that if you work more than 12 hours a day, you should get double-time. I think that's pretty reasonable, and Delegate Yancey had an opportunity to vote on whether or not Virginia should too. He disagreed. No double-time! (HB1109)
How about something specific to the building trades? I used to work in the building trades, and I think the general contractor should be responsible for making sure they're hiring reputable subs that actually PAY THEIR PEOPLE. Delegate Yancey disagreed. (HB1171)
There was another bill to mandate that employers make a good faith effort to tell you in advance what your schedule will be. Not set in stone, just a "good faith effort." A bridge too far for Delegate Yancey, though. Thank him for your surprise scheduling. (HB1569)
Here's one that literally only applies to the worst of the worst: Should an employer who intentionally lies to the state to avoid paying for unemployment insurance pay a fine? When given the chance to weigh in, Delegate Yancey said no. (HB1562)
We currently have some laws outlawing discrimination in pay, but it's up to the person getting ripped off to figure out that it's happening and file a claim. There was a bill to guarantee you won't get fired for asking around, but Del. Yancey killed it in subcommittee. (HB626)
As for my workers comp bills - the ones to make sure you can't be fired for getting hurt at work (HB460), that your employer has to tell you what their decision is on your claim (HB461), and that you're covered if you're hurt on a business trip (HB462)? Yancey killed all three.
Looks like Delegate Yancey is going to need more hard hat photo shoots in 2019, especially if the district borders change at all to correct that illegal gerrymandering that he benefited from for the last few years.
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