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This OpEd was written by VWC member Bekah Mandell, who lives in Burlington. It's run so far in the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus.
$587,206. That’s what Blue Cross Blue Shield CEO Don George made last year -- before his bonus.
That makes Don George one of the highest paid executives in the state of Vermont and puts him at the top of state’s 1%.
This morning on Tax Day, dozens of people marched on Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont in Berlin, delivering a $15.7 million invoice for taxes they've avoided by masquerading as a non-profit, while profiting enormously off of our health.
BCBS Vice President Kevin Goddard -- who made somewhere between $288,000 to $370,000 last year, putting him in Vermont's top 1% of wage earners -- accepted the invoice, while CEO Don George made an appearance outside.
For Immediate Release: April 15th, 2015
Contact: Keith Brunner, Vermont Workers’ Center, 802-363-9615
Universal healthcare advocates march on Blue Cross Blue Shield, deliver invoice on Tax Day
**Photos and video available upon request**
For Immediate Release: April 1st, 2015
Contact: Karen Topper, Green Mountain Self-Advocates, (802) 249-6659
Keith Brunner, Vermont Workers’ Center, (802) 363-9615
Amanda Sheppard, Vermont Homecare United AFSCME Local 4802, (802) 349-3150
Sarah Launderville, Vermont Center for Independent Living, (802) 224-1817
Human rights groups on budget and healthcare bills: “We’re not fooled.”
For Immediate Release: March 18th, 2015
Contact: Keith Brunner, 802-363-9615
Vermont Workers’ Center: Preserve workers’ rights to strike and take collective action
Today, the Vermont Workers’ Center issued the following statement in response to recent moves by the Shumlin administration and some legislators to curtail the fundamental rights of working people in Vermont.