Update: Justice for Laura, State House Cafeteria Worker Who Faced Retaliation

Laura TyrellThanks to all who supported Laura Tyrell in her struggle for justice! You may recall that Laura is a worker at the Vermont State House cafeteria. Laura was harassed, threatened and ultimately terminated after she exercised her right to freedom of speech and her civic duty giving testimony in support of the bill giving every worker paid sick days.

National Press: "In Spite of Corporate Lobbyists, Vermont Residents Organize to Raise the Wage" in Truthout

In Spite of Corporate Lobbyists, Vermont Residents Organize to Raise the Wage
Thursday, May 1, 2014
By Jonathan Leavitt for Truthout

Original article here

While legislators in the Vermont State House seem to more often be swayed by Koch-funded lobbyists than the concerns of their constituents, The Vermont Workers' Center and other activist groups are organizing to win livable wages in the state.

May Day 2014 Press: "VERMONT WORKERS’ CENTER CELEBRATES UNION VICTORIES, BIAS-FREE POLICING BILL" in VTDigger

VERMONT WORKERS’ CENTER CELEBRATES UNION VICTORIES, BIAS-FREE POLICING BILL
by ANNE GALLOWAY MAY 2, 2014

Original article here

Several hundred Vermonters descended on the Statehouse steps on Thursday for the Vermont Workers’ Center’s annual May Day event.

The center, and a coalition of unions and advocacy groups for poor and disabled Vermonters, had a lot to celebrate.

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