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VPM Daily Newscast: May 9, 2022

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Monday, May 9, 2022   

Richmond employees speak against mayor’s collective bargaining proposal 
Reported by VPM News' Meg Schiffres 

Two proposals to give Richmond city employees the right to collectively bargain have been advanced to City Council. These opposing plans, one from the mayor and another from a majority of council members, differ substantially, according to union activists and city employees, who say the mayor’s proposal is too restrictive.

Fox teachers move into their temporary home  
Reported by VPM News' Megan Pauly 

Fox Elementary teachers moved their things into Clark Springs Elementary school last week where students will finish out the academic year. A February fire destroyed the century-old Fox Elementary building in Richmond.

Advocates want wind projects to ensure local hires 
Reported by VPM News' Patrick Larsen 

Wind is set to be a major part of Virginia’s clean energy portfolio, which is supposed to fully power the state by 2050. But Advocates and state lawmakers want to ensure local workers are hired for these projects. State regulators are taking written comment on Dominion Energy’s windfarm project until May 16th. A final decision on the project is expected to come this summer.

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