solidarity

Rally Against FairPoint Greed

Location

Statehouse
State St.
Montpelier , VT
Vermont
November 20, 2014 - 12:00pm

Join Us As We STAND UP and FIGHT BACK!

Nearly 2,000 FairPoint workers in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine went ON STRIKE on 10/17 because the North Carolina-based company that’s largely owned by Wall Street hedge funds wants to dramatically increase health care costs, freeze pensions, end retiree health care, and turn good dignified jobs into temporary jobs with poverty wages.

Take Action to Support Fairpoint Strikers

SUPPORT FAIRPOINT WORKERS ON STRIKE
Real democracy means dignity in our workplaces, which is why we're supporting the FairPoint workers' strike and asking you to take action by demanding FairPoint's Wall Street investors use their influence to bring the company back to the bargaining table and negotiate a fair contract with the workers.
Take action to send letter to hedge fund owners: http://afl.salsalabs.com/o/4023/c/195/p/dia/action3/common/public/?actio...

Picket in Solidarity with Fairpoint Workers

Location

800 Hinesburg Road
South Burlington , VT
Vermont
August 21, 2014 - 7:30am

MILTON: (131 Catamount Drive) -- 6:30 - 10:00am
SOUTH BURLINGTON (800 Hinesburg Road) -- 7:30am - 10:00am

The contract expired for Fairpoint telecommunications workers who are members of CWA Local 1400 and IBEW Local 2326 on August 2nd, 2014.
Join Fairpoint workers and stand in solidarity to send a strong message to management that we are unified and ready to Stand Up and Fight Back against corporate greed. Informational picketing will be happening at selected locations in Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire.

Vermont Labor Troublemakers' School

Location

University of Vermont
Rowell Hall
Burlington , VT
Vermont
November 9, 2014 (All day)

Calling All Troublemakers!

Vermont Labor Solidarity Committee and Labor Notes present:

Vermont Troublemakers School 2014

When: Sunday, November 9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Coffee and breakfast snacks provided. Please try to arrive around 9 a.m. to allow time to park, find the building, register or check in, and schmooze with fellow troublemakers. The program begins at 10 a.m.

Where: Rowell Hall, University of Vermont, 106 Carrigan Drive, Burlington

Practice Picketing in Solidarity with Fairpoint Workers

Location

Fairpoint office
800 Hinesburg Road
South Burlington , VT
Vermont
August 12, 2014 - 7:30am

7:30am - 10:00am, Tuesday, August 12th
Fairpoint Workers Plan to Practice Picketing
The contract expired for Fairpoint telecommunications workers who are members of CWA Local 1400 and IBEW Local 2326 on August, 2.
Ahead of the next bargaining session on Wednesday, stand in solidarity to send a strong message to management that we are unified and ready to Stand Up and Fight Back against corporate greed. Informational picketing will be happening at selected locations in Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire.

Public Forum: Fair Contract Now! Howard Center Workers Speak Out

Location

Contois Auditorium, Burlington City Hall
149 Church Street
Burlington , VT
Vermont
June 11, 2014 - 7:00pm

Hear Howard Center Employees and Solidarity Members Advocate for Fair Working Contracts in Better Working Environments!
Be a Part of the Call for Positive Change and Join Us in Support of Our Demand For:
- Dignity and Respect
- Safety in the Work Environment
- Better Wages
- Better Working Conditions To Provide Quality Service

SOLIDARITY: Week 3 of CCTA Bus Drivers Strike

Week #3 of the CCTA Bus Drivers Strike

ACTION ALERT: CCTA Board of Commissioners Meeting
TOMORROW! Monday 7:30 a.m., O'Brien Community Center, 32 Mallets Bay Ave., Winooski.

The CCTA Board of Commissioners would like to hear from us. We need everyone to come out and tell them which side you're on. Join us Monday morning to call out CCTA management for its violations of public safety and workers' rights. They have held our community hostage by playing games with our striking drivers.

IN THE NEWS: VWC stands in solidarity with IBM Workers

The Vermont Workers' Center has a long history of standing with IBM workers. IBM is one of Vermonters largest employers and one of the most profitable businesses in the world, in part by exploiting their workers and by conducting massive layoffs for short term gain. On Tuesday, April 24, 2012, IBM workers all over the country protested this ongoing exploitation. VWC participated locally. Check out the media coverage:

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