vermont workers' center

Going Postal!

Organize to Defend Our Postal Service & Vermont Jobs

At a time when we desperately need to create decent-paying jobs, the Postal Service plans to slash 100,000 jobs, shut down many rural post offices, and end Saturday mail delivery, most immediately closing over 250 mail processing centers. This includes closing the White River Junction center with the loss of 245 jobs, and threats to close Essex Junction. This would slow first-class mail, ending next-day deliveries, and put the postal service into a death spiral.

"Health reform Activists push for addition to bill" April 16 Times Argus/Rutland Herald

Health reform Activists push for addition to bill
By Thatcher Moats

VERMONT PRESS BUREAU - Published: April 16, 2011
MONTPELIER — Activists worried that the health care reform bill pending in the Legislature has been watered down to please business interests came to the Statehouse on Friday to remind lawmakers of the “original intent” of the legislation.

OP-ED: "Beyond the market: Why we must treat health care as a public good"

Beyond the market: Why we must treat health care as a public good

By James Haslam
Published Rutland Herald/Times Argus: April 17, 2011

Vermont is in the midst of a human rights crisis that has been brought on by allowing the market to control one of the most important parts of our lives: our health.

FILM: "At The River I Stand" documentary of MLK and Memphis sanitation workers strike

6pm, Sunday, April 3rd
Vermont Workers' Center
294 N. Winooski Ave, Burlington

The People's University For Learning & Liberation (PULL) film series presents

“At The River I Stand”

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1994 Erik Barnouw Award for Best Documentary, Organization of American Historians

RELEASE: VT House passes H.202 92-49, Takes Step Towards Making Healthcare A Human Right

Vermont Takes Step Towards Making Healthcare a Human Right

Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign welcomes passage of universal healthcare bill (H. 202) by Vermont House

Montpelier, VT -- Statehouse -- On Thursday, March 24, members of the grassroots Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign cheered on as the Vermont House of Representatives voted 92 - 49 to pass the universal healthcare bill, H.202. The House bill passed as a result of thousands of Vermonters speaking out and demanding that healthcare be treated as a human right and provided as a public good.

Rutland Herald/Times Argus: "Single-payer supporters dominate public hearing"

Single-payer supporters dominate public hearing

By Peter Hirschfeld
Vermont Press Bureau - Published: March 15, 2011

MONTPELIER — When Kate Farrington’s mother lost her job, Kate Farrington lost her health insurance.

The young woman from Brattleboro is now confronting the relapse of a gynecological condition that, left untreated, could result in lifelong pain and an inability to have children.

Since Farrington lacks the thousands of dollars needed to pay for treatment, “my life could be devastated at a time when the future was starting to look promising.”