Stop Cuts to Unemployment Benefits:
There is a major battle over unemployment compensation ongoing in the Vermont Legislature. Cuts to benefits and eligibility are a very real concern. To date, the lion’s share of the successful efforts at holding back the Douglas Administration's nasty proposal to cut benefits has been borne by the building trades unions. This is an issue that effects all workers. Let us know if you would like to work with the VWC to make sure that more working Vermonters voices are part of the discussion.
A major summer study of 12 legislators began last month. The committee’s next meeting is Wednesday, September 9, 9:30 a.m., in State House Room 11. Vermont Workers’ Center representatives and members are encouraged to attend this public meeting. Please also stay informed about the legislature’s committee schedule at http://www.leg.state.vt.us.