Last week, the largest strike in recent US history ended in victory for Verizon workers. While workers in Vermont weren't on strike, VWC members joined solidarity pickets in Burlington at the Verizon store, part of a national solidarity effort to pressure the company to negotiate in good faith.
This Saturday and Sunday, over 400 people gathered at Montpelier High School for the Vermont People’s Convention & Just Transition Assembly, discussing how to build a movement for people and the planet with the power to change what’s politically possible in Vermont.
Burlington community responds to smashed window, racist attack on office as part of a growing trend of racist hate growing alongside the 2016 Presidential Election
When: March 24th, 2016, 6:30pm - 7pm
While full-time employment was the standard of work for so many in our parents’ generation, today the entire economy is being restructured towards increasingly contingent and precarious work, with grave consequences for working families.
Economic inequality has reached dramatic levels not seen since the Great Depression — yet with climate change, we face potentially insurmountable environmental challenges in the decades ahead too. Many of us deal with these systemic problems every day — either directly or indirectly — and our struggles are often pitted against each other. An old adage says that in times like these, we must not mourn, but get organized. Join us for these upcoming events — come talk to your neighbors about the impacts of wealth inequality on families and communities.
Note: This OpEd by Brattleboro resident and VWC field organizer Shela Linton was published today in the Rutland Herald and Barre-Montpelier Times Argus. Linton and Senowa Mize-Fox of Burlington are representing the Vermont Workers' Center at the UN COP21 climate negotiations in Paris, as part of the It Takes Roots to Weather the Storm delegation.