VSEA’s Week In Action Newsletter: January 28, 2022!

Contract-Ratification Ballots Being Emailed Next Week!

VSEA Executive Director Warns Senators About
“Five-Alarm Fire” In Corrections

Two Years In, How Is COVID Impacting Your Work/Family Balance?

Worried About Your Pension? Need More Staff? Here’s A Chance To Let Lawmakers Know.

What’s Happening At The State House This Week?

2022 VSEA Legislative Zoom Dinners Continue Next Week

Are You Paying For Child And / Or Elder Care?


Aflac For VSEA Members

Scholarship Application Available Now!

Dues Clarification

View/Download Your Contract on VSEA.org

Solidarity Stories:

New National Study Finds 52% Of State & Public Employees Consider Leaving

Starbucks Organizing Drives Spread Nationwide

PEW Reports On America’s Hiring Crisis, Including State Employment

CoreCivic Hikes Rates To Address Two Facilities 100% Turnover

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Worried About Your Pension? Need More Staff? Concerned About A Decline In The Service You Provide? Here’s A Chance To Let Lawmakers Know:

The Vermont House and Senate Committees on Appropriations are holding two Public/Advocate Hearings on the Governor’s Recommended FY 2023 State Budget on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, February 9, 2022, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. via videoconferencing technology (Zoom).

Anyone interested in testifying should sign-up in advance of the hearings through one of the online forms no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 7, 2022. Instructions on how to access and participate in the hearing will be sent once you have signed up for one of the hearings.

Link to form to sign-up for February 8, 2022

Link to form to sign-up for February 9, 2022

Joint Committee YouTube Channel

What’s Happening At The State House This Week?

Throughout this legislative session, VSEA’s Legislative Department will be providing a schedule of committee meetings of interest to VSEA members and retirees. Due to the pandemic, meetings are all done by Zoom.

Here is this week’s VSEA meeting-of-interest schedule.

Link to find any legislative committee’s live stream page.

Note: Sometimes a meeting will start late, or won’t stream live for one reason or another, but visit the committee’s page a few hours afterward to see if the meeting you were interested in has now posted for viewing.

2022 VSEA Legislative Dinner Schedule

Join us Tuesday nights for our legislative Zoom dinners where members can sit down with legislators and discuss the pressing issues facing you and your colleagues at work. VSEA will be hosting Zoom dinners every Tuesday night for four weeks. Here’s the remaining schedule:

February 1: Safety and Security
5:30—7:00 p.m.
Facebook Event Page

February 8: COVID-19 and State Government
5:30— 7:00 p.m.
Facebook Event Page

February 15: Staffing Shortages
5:30—7:00 p.m.
Facebook Event Page

VSEA will be sending reminders about these meetings, along with the Zoom links members need to attend. We hope you’ll join us for these important conversations.

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