For the past 15 years, the Vermont Workers' Center has been organizing for a better world- from struggles for workers' rights, to statewide organizing for a healthcare system based on human rights. Join us this November 9th at the Old Labor Hall in Barre Vermont from 6-8pm,to celebrate our 15 year anniversary, and look forward to the years to come.
On Wednesday October 23rd, members of the Vermont Workers' Center came out across the state to testify on the VT state budget through Vermont Interactive Television (VIT). People spoke about how we need a budget that fulfills all our human rights, and also how we need a process that is accountable, participatory and transparent.
South Burlington Teachers need community support and your solidarity!
WHAT'S HAPPENING: South Burlington teachers are in the middle of a contract crisis. They have worked nearly 4 months without a contract and are the only group of teachers in Chittenden County who do not have a settled contract for this school year. The three main issues are salary schedule changes, health insurance offerings (the board wants to unilaterally decide what new plan we would get if VEHI ceases to exist), and capping our professional development funds.
Eyes on the Prize for Universal Healthcare
Community Meetings from the Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign
One of the People’s Budget Campaign’s first successes has been to require the Governor to hold public budget forums each fall. This year’s forums will be held on October 23 and November 5, from via Vermont Interactive Television (VIT).
Find your local site here: http://www.vitlink.org/location
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Brattleboro, Johnson, Lyndonville, Middlebury, White River Junction, Williston, Montpelier
BREAKING NEWS: Over 7,500 Vermont homecare providers today voted to form a union with Vermont Homecare United and is Vermont's 2nd largest. This is the biggest union organizing victory in Vermont's history and the biggest union victory in the country this year. By winning collective bargaining rights with the State of Vermont and bringing to the table people receiving services homecare workers now become a serious force in the state.
Ashley Moore and Stauch Blaise talk with Liz Guenard about the Healthcare Is a Human Right organizing across Vermont.
Check out this workshop from the People's Budget Campaign on how we can organize for a budget that meets all our needs, and a budgeting process that's participatory, accountable and transparent.