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VPM Daily Newscast: Oct. 31, 2023

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VPM Daily Newscast

The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Oct. 31, 2023:   

Teamsters win runoff for Richmond trades union rep
Reported by VPM News’ Jahd Khalil

Once the election is certified, the union can enter into contract negotiations with the city on behalf of labor and trades unit members.

Teamsters plans to push for improved compensation, working conditions, dignity and respect on the job, as well as addressing nepotism, said Local 322 President Brian Peyton. According to the Commonwealth Institute, public workers in Virginia make 30% less than their private industry counterparts.

The city auditor estimated in 2021 that employee turnover costs the city $6.7 million a year.

Isley Brewing, long-running Scott’s Addition brewery, shutters
Reported by VPM News’ Dave Cantor

The crowd was sparse Sunday afternoon as Isley Brewing Company — one of longest running breweries in Scott’s Addition — moved toward its final last call.

The brewery, located along Summit Avenue, had announced its closure on social media earlier that day.

Mike Isley, the company’s owner, didn’t respond to a request for comment Monday.

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