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Wisconsin Solidarity Rally!

Join the Vermont Workers’ Center at Noon Tuesday, Statehouse steps, Montpelier as we rally in solidarity with the Wisconsin workers!

Mari Cordes, a VWC leader and president of the Vermont Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals UPV/AFT Local 5221 at Fletcher Allen is in Madison, WI today in solidarity and will be speaking live from Wisconsin at the rally.

Rallies. Crowds spilling into the streets. Seas of people marching together in solidarity. Every day this week, nonstop.

This isn’t happening in Egypt...but in Madison, Wis.

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY REPORT: Vermont falls short of protecting economic and social rights

Vermont Workers' Center
Contact: James Haslam, 802-272-0882,

December 10, 2010
Vermont falls short of protecting economic and social rights

New Vermont Workers’ Center report finds public service cuts hurt Vermonters

The People's Budget Report

The People’s Budget Campaign

"Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control." Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)

DAY 1: Healthcare Is A Human Right Rally & People's Movement Assembly

BURLINGTON RESIDENTS: Solidarity Needed for Building Trades for PLA at Moran Plant

The City of Burlington is considering whether to implement a fair trade “Project Labor Agreement” (PLA) for the Moran Plant reconstruction. A PLA is essentially a one-job collective bargaining agreement between the owner and all the contractors that outlines terms and conditions of employment (family-supporting wages, benefits, disciplinary procedures, work schedules, safety expectations, etc.). Most importantly, a PLA would give Burlingtonians access to state-certified apprenticeships and quality health insurance and retirement benefits through the local building trades union halls.