9401 Courthouse Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832-6685
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Chesterfield County and the surrounding area support a very productive relationship between workers and employers. This healthy association has resulted in the following:
Virginia is the northernmost right-to-work state in the Eastern United States. Virginia's Right to Work law prohibits a closed shop, where employers may hire only members of the contracting union, and a union shop, where the employee who is not a member of a union must join after a certain period of employment and must remain a member as a condition of employment.
Under the Virginia statute, the right to work cannot be denied an individual on account of membership or nonmembership in a labor union or organization. An employer cannot require employees to become or remain members of a labor union or require that dues or fees be paid to a union or labor organization as a condition of employment.