People's Budget

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.

BURLINGTON FREE PRESS/TIMES ARGUS/RUTLAND HERALD: "It's Time For A People's Movement" by James Haslam VWC Director/Lead Organizer

[Times Argus & Rutland Herald Published: December 26, 2010]

[shorter version in Burlington Free Press published January 2, 2011]

By James Haslam

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

Human Rights Day Potluck & Write-a-thon

Join us to celebrate Human Rights Day, the 62nd Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations.

The Vermont Workers' Center and Healthcare Is A Human Right Campaign invite you to join us for a potluck and letter-to-the-editor Write-a-thon for our tremendous opportunity to win universal healthcare in Vermont in 2011. Ave some good food, be with good people and get resources to help draft your letter to help win healthcare for all.

7pm, VWC office, 294 N. Winooski Ave, Burlington

6pm, home of VWC leaders Peg Franzen & Joyce Werntgen