VSEA’s Week In Action Newsletter: April 16, 2021

Electronic Ballot Opt-Out Reminder

VSEA Strongly Opposes House Bill To Create Pension Task Force

VSEA Invites AOT Members Statewide To Participate In Next Week’s Virtual Meeting

Its’ Open Enrollment Time For VSEA’s Popular Delta Dental Supplemental Plan

Still Time To Apply For A 2021 VSEA Scholarship! May 7 Deadline

Upcoming Union Meetings:

Quote Of The Week!

Third Time’s A Charm? UVM Workers To Vote Again On Union Representation

Safety Division Reminds How To Deal With Unattended Packages On State Property

Read The Full Newsletter Here!

Its’ Open Enrollment Time For VSEA’s Popular Delta Dental Supplemental Plan

VSEA members should have received an email earlier today, informing you that it is once again open enrollment time for VSEA members who are not currently enrolled in your union’s very popular Northeast Delta Dental Supplemental Program. The VSEA supplemental program is designed to enhance your current State-provided dental insurance benefit. 

This enrollment period is also when members already in the program can amend their number of dependents also using the program, if this number has changed in the past year.

The deadline to enroll in the supplemental dental plan, or amend your current plan, is Friday, May 14, 2021.  

If you are currently enrolled in the plan but are not making any changes, you do not have to do anything.

Learn More About VSEA’s Delta Dental Benefit 

Additional VSEA Insurance Benefits on VSEA.org

Towne Tells Zoom Audience That House Gov Ops Committee’s Pension Task Force Proposal (Which VSEA Opposed) Passed Out Today On A 9-2 Vote. Next Up, Appropriations

VSEA President Aimee Towne told a crowded Zoom meeting tonight that the House Government Operations Committee voted 9-2 today to pass a proposal that would put 9 non-labor persons and 6 labor persons on a soon-to-be-formed pension task force. VSEA is thanking Representatives Bob Hooper and Tanya Vyhovsky for voting against the HGO’s unjust proposal that stacks the deck against Vermont labor on this important task force.

The HGO proposal now moves to the House Appropriations Committee for review. VSEA will be reaching out soon to members and retirees to begin lobbying Committee members to vote the HGO proposal down. VSEA continues to float an alternative task force proposal that would equally allot seats between labor and non-labor.

If the Appropriations Committee passes the HGO proposal, it would then move to the House floor for a vote. Up next would be a trip to the Vermont Senate.

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