House Overwhelmingly Approves Rep. Hooper’s Amendment To Fund VSEA Negotiated Contracts’ Year-One Wage & Step Increases! On To The Senate.

The full House voted 133-6 Wednesday afternoon to approve–and forward to the Senate–an amendment introduced two days ago by House Appropriations Committee Chair Rep. Mary Hooper (D-Montpelier) to fund state employees’ negotiated wage and step increases in year one of the contract, beginning July 1, 2020, but not in year two.

The Legislature’s plan reads that it will take up the issue of funding year two of the Non-Management, Corrections, Supervisory, State’s Attorneys, and Judicial Unit contracts at a later date. This could be in the fall, or it could be this coming winter when the new Legislature convenes in January 2021. Either way, VSEA is counting on your continued support in the continued fight for full funding of the negotiated contract.

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