VSEA’s Week In Action Newsletter: May 28, 2021

VSEA Remembers

VSEA President Looking For Two Members To Serve On Pension Task Force

What It Feels Like These Days…

Legislature Adjourns. Budget Passed. Pay Act Funded!

Deepest Condolences To The Entire VSHA Office

VSEA Needs Your Updated Contact Information!

Member Support Funds Can Now Be Requested With New, Electronic Application Form

Tuesday Is The Deadline To Submit Your Petition To Run In The Upcoming Board Of Trustee Elections

VSEA Officer Petitions Emailing Next Week

GREAT NEWS! We’ve Been Working Hard To Make It Easier For VSEA Members To Sign Up For Benefits!

Upcoming Meetings:

Quote Of The Week!

VTDigger Reporters Seek First Contract


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Be One Of Six To Decide The Future Of State Employee Pensions

Photo: Seven Days

VSEA members recently rallied together with Vermont teachers and state troopers to convince lawmakers to abandon an ill-advised House proposal to form a “pension task force” with nine non-labor representatives and six labor representatives. Instead, lawmakers agreed to a Senate proposal that allotted six seats to non-labor representatives and six seats to labor representatives.

Beginning today, VSEA President Aimee Towne is casting a net to find VSEA members who are interested in filling one of VSEA’s two seats on the soon-to-be-created pension task force. The teachers have three seats, and the state troopers have one.

Submit your name for consideration for a seat on the pension task force here!

The deadline to submit your name is June 4,​ 2021.

They’re Back… Well-Funded, Corporate Group Funding Mass Anti-Union Mailing

VSEA is aware that the Freedom Foundation–a well-funded, corporate, anti-union group from outside Vermont–is once again sending emails and letters to VSEA members to promote the group’s anti-union, anti-worker agenda. Each time this group tries to peddle its propaganda here in Vermont, VSEA reminds members that there are so many good reasons for VSEA members to ignore this group’s email and letter.

Here are some resources for members to revisit:

VSEA’s Week In Action Newsletter: May 21, 2021

Seeking Volunteers For August Lara Sobel Ceremony

Win! Conference Committee Agrees To Allot Equal Number Of Seats On Pension Task Force

State Announces Return-To-Work Guidelines. Come Fall, Application Required For Telework

VSEA Leaders Launch Corrections “Listening Tour”

Never Forget! What Have Unions Done For You?

June 1 Deadline To Submit Your Petition To Run In Upcoming Board Of Trustee Elections

Upcoming Meetings:

Quote Of The Week!

UVM Clerical & Technical Workers Say “Union Yes”

Low-Wage, Low-Hours Workers Were Hit Hardest In The
COVID-19 Recession

They’re Back… Well-Funded, Corporate Group Funding Mass Anti-Union Mailing

Protect Our Pensions! Online Hub


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Deadline Nearing To Place Your Name In Nomination For Board Of Trustees Seat


A Seat At The Table!

One Of The Best Ways To Get Involved In Your Union Is To Run For Election To The VSEA Board!


Board Of Trustee Nominations Now Being Accepted

Three-Year Terms

Board of Trustees Positions Up For Election:

  • Judiciary Unit Trustee;
     
  • Non-Management Unit Trustee;
     
  • District 3 Trustee (Newport / Island Pond, Lamoille, Northeast Kingdom, St. Johnsbury); and
     
  • District 6 Trustee (Brattleboro, Springfield, White River Junction).

Petitions are due back to VSEA HQ by 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 1

Learn More Here!

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