Last night, organizers kicked off the first People's Forum on Human Rights and the Economy with a great showing at Montpelier High School! Members of the Vermont Workers' Center joined allies with Vermont Center for Independent Living, Green Mountain Self-Advocates, and 350Vermont to ask candidates where they stood on critical issues in our communities and our larger vision for people and the planet.
Vermont Workers’ Center and allies to host series of People’s candidate forum
From October 7th to October 16th, the Vermont Workers’ Center and partners  in the labor, environmental, and disability rights movements will host a series of People’s Forums on Human Rights and the Economy in ten locations across the state.
Dates and locations below: 
Montpelier: Montpelier High School Cafeteria - October 7 @ 6:30
Burlington: Integrated Arts Academy - October 9 @ 6pm
To date this piece has run in the following places:
Vermont Digger: http://vtdigger.org/2014/09/18/james-haslam-peoples-climate-march-import...
Bennington Banner: http://www.benningtonbanner.com/columnists/ci_26517034/people-s-climate-...
Story in Truthout by Jonny Leavitt
Early Childhood Educators Partner With Union and Workers' Center, Score Historic Victory
See original article with great photos: http://truth-out.org/news/item/23648-early-childhood-educators-partner-w...
Thanks 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.
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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.
Homecare Workers Union Strikes Tentative Deal With Administration
By PETER HIRSCHFELD
Original article here
Supporters of Vermont Homecare United-AFSCME line the audience in front of the state Labor Relations Board in June 2013 in Montpelier.