Hello VSEA Members & Retirees:
I am pleased to share this year’s legislative session report with you. Your VSEA legislative team did very well (with your support, of course), and I encourage you to review the report to learn what was secured this session as well as find out what lies ahead for VSEA members and retirees in the second half of the biennial session in 2024.
The VSEA team wants to thank every member and retiree who, during the session, made a call, sent an email, had a face-to-face discussion, attended a legislative dinner or VSEA State House Day, testified at the State House, or sat in on a hearing. Your voices, opinions, and presence matter and are critical to our success.
A reminder that VSEA’s legislative agenda is determined each year by a committee of VSEA members and retirees. It’s called the Legislative Committee, and if you want to find out more about VSEA’s legislative process, or want to weigh in with an opinion or question, please contact a member of the VSEA Legislative Committee or email email@example.com.
Thank you again for all your help and support!!
VSEA Executive Director
View The VSEA 2023 Legislative Session Report Here!
Greetings VSEA Members:
Do you want to get involved with the leadership of your union? One of the best ways to do so is to serve on the VSEA Board of Trustees. VSEA is now accepting petitions for the Officer positions listed below:
- VSEA President: Two-year term. Creates the agenda and conducts each VSEA Board of Trustees meeting. Creates the agenda and conducts the VSEA Annual Meeting. Works directly with the VSEA Board and VSEA Executive Director to steer VSEA. Appoints members and chairs for VSEA committees. Does not vote at VSEA Board of Trustees meetings and the VSEA Annual Meeting but instead acts as a tie-breaker.
- VSEA First Vice President: Two-year term. Creates the agenda and runs each VSEA Council meeting. Can appoint members to the VSEA Council. Does not vote at VSEA Council meetings but instead acts as a tie-breaker.
- VSEA Second Vice President: Two-year term. Acts as an alternate when the VSEA First Vice President is not available.
- VSEA Treasurer: Two-year term. Prepares the VSEA budget and presents it at each VSEA Board of Trustees meeting, Council meeting, and Annual Meeting.
- VSEA Clerk: Two-year term. Takes notes and prepares meeting minutes for VSEA Board of Trustees meetings, Council meetings, and VSEA Annual Meeting. Submits minutes to VSEA staff who post and distribute minutes to members.
Any member in good standing can run for an Officer position. If you are interested in running for a VSEA Board of Trustees’ seat there are two ways to do so. Learn more here!
Thursday, June 1, is the deadline to file a petition to run for one of four VSEA Board of Trustees’ seats currently up for election. They are:
- Supervisory Unit Trustee: A three-year seat that represents VSEA members in the Supervisory bargaining unit;
- Corrections Unit Trustee: A three-year seat that represents VSEA members in the Corrections bargaining unit;
- Vermont State Housing Authority, Defender General, and State’s Attorney’s Office Units Trustee: A three-year seat that represents VSEA members in the Vermont State Housing Authority, the Defender General, and the State’s Attorney’s Office bargaining units; and
- District 4: A three-year seat that represents VSEA members in Franklin County, Grand Isle County, Chittenden County, and Addison County.
To be eligible to run for one of the Unit Trustee positions listed above you must be a member of that bargaining unit. To be eligible to run for the District 4 Trustee position you must reside in, or have an assigned workstation in Franklin County, Grand Isle County, Chittenden County, or Addison County.
If you are interested in running for a VSEA Board of Trustees’ seat there are two ways to do so. Learn more here!