Vermont. Jerold Kinney for VSEA president.Continue reading United! Seeks To Win In #VT’s 3rd Largest Union
Vermont AFL-CIO: United! Candidates capture all eleven leadership positions following special election. Leftist Shift In VT Labor Affirmed By Locals.
This week a special election will be held for District Vice President positions within the Vermont AFL-CIO. Nominations will be done via zoom on August 12th (5:30pm). Official delegates will receive the call in information via email. Voting will be conducted on-line until Friday.Continue reading VT AFL-CIO Members: Vote The UNITED! Slate This week!
Vermont AFL-CIO Position Statement On The Fight Against Racism: Now Is The Time For Unity & Action!Continue reading #VT AFL-CIO First State Labor Council In Nation To Support Black Self Determination
100+ VEHICLE CARAVAN PICKETS FOR JOB SECURITY & NEW DEAL IN BURLINGTON – SOLIDARITY WITH BLACK LIVES MATTER!Continue reading #Burlington #VT: Powerful Day Of Progressive Labor Unity – AFSCME 1343 Picket
Vermont. Demand a new deal – No to racism – No to austerity – Union yes! 20 Union demands – Picket in Burlington VT June 9. Come and fight for a union based Green New Deal for Vermont.Continue reading 20 Union demands – Picket in #Burlington #VT June 9
Vermont. May 27. 2020. Last week I, as Vermont AFL-CIO President, talked with WGDR’s Carl Etnier (a UAW member) about COVID-19, the health concerns of Early Childhood Educators, the fight of Burlington City workers (AFSCME) to defend their pay and benefits (while not suffering layoffs), the need to rebuild the economy through a more directly democratic Green New Deal, and Labor’s support for Progressive David Zuckerman for Governor.Continue reading Vermont AFL-CIO President Speaks: Demand A New Social Contract That Puts Workers First & Fight For A Green New Deal!
Vermont. April 1, 2020. Much progress has been made in the Green Mountains since the start of the Coronacrisis. And all Vermonters should recognize the rapid progress thus far achieved.Continue reading #VT AFL-CIO: Much progress has been made in the Green Mountains since the start of the #CoronaCrisis
March 20, 2020. Montpelier, Vermont – In the seven days since the Vermont AFL-CIO put forth a list of demands to State government on behalf of ALL working class Vermonters, we have seen meaningful progress.Continue reading Combating the #coronacrisis: Where we stand – Where we need to be -Social Benefits extended to #Vermont workers so far
March 3rd, 2020, Vermont -Being the first Tuesday in March, it is Town Meeting Day in Vermont. Here, unlike much of the world, there are only two layers of government; state & local. And for the vast majority of our 246 towns & cities, local government is composed of a legislative branch that includes EVERY citizen as may gather at an annual (and special) Town Meeting. Most communities introduce, amend, and pass all agenda items (like the town budget, tax rates, election of officers, ordinances, etc.) through a (public) floor vote by all the assembled citizens. This is our traditional Town Meeting system. And having ALL the citizens included in the legislative branch of local government lends itself to working people (who are the great majority) being more informed and more thoughtful about the positions they take (as their opinions, under such a system, very much matter). Vermont is a better place for it.Continue reading #Vermont AFL-CIO on: Town Meeting – Direct Democracy – Elections & Power to the People!