VSEA’s Week In Action Newsletter: July 15, 2022!

Sunday, July 17 Is VSEA’s “Day In The Park” For Members & Families!

New Executive Branch And Judiciary Unit Contracts Posted To VSEA.org

VSEA Board Member Will Wells Passes Away

Crisis Averted! Tar Spill Contained!

State Forestry Expert Helping Find New Uses For “Overlooked Species”

Alert! Wealthy, Corporate-Backed Group’s Anti-Union Propaganda Hitting VSEA Members’ Mailboxes

Beautiful Night For VSEA Race Night At Thunder Road

VSEA Members Can Now Join The Hilltop Energy Buyer’s Club!

VSEA’s 2022 Endorsed Primary Candidates

What Does The New Pension Bill Do?

Reminders:

Register Today For VSEA’s 78th Annual Meeting & Preceding Council Meeting

Mark The Date Retirees! Your Chapter’s Annual Meeting Is August 18

Did You Know You Can Watch Recordings Of VSEA Board of Trustees Meetings And Council Meetings On VSEA.org?

Upcoming VSEA Steward And Officer Trainings

Solidarity Stories:

Dodger Stadium Workers Threaten Strike During Next Week’s All-Star Game

Union-Made in America Vacation

300 VA State Workers Resign, Most In Response To Governor’s Telework Policy

78th Annual Meeting Registration

VSEA is pleased to invite all VSEA members and retirees to participate in your union’s 78th Annual Meeting!

This is VSEA’s most important meeting of the year because it’s where an operating budget for the new fiscal year is adopted, proposed changes to bylaws governing union business are debated and voted up or down, and members from across state government, as well as retirees, meet as one body to discuss current union-wide fights, educate each other about our worksite-specific or Unit issues and determine next steps, if any.

This year’s VSEA Annual Meeting and September Council Meeting (one day prior) are both being offered in-person and online. For members attending in person, both meetings are being held at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, located at 36 College Street in Montpelier.

To determine how much food to order for the in-person meetings, please let VSEA know in advance whether you will be attending this year’s Annual Meeting and/or Council Meeting in-person or online, via Zoom. Once registered, VSEA will send the Zoom link and call-in information prior to the meeting to those who opt to participate online.

September VSEA Council Meeting

Friday, September 9, 2022

VSEA 78th Annual Meeting

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Register For Either Meeting Here!

Sad News To Report

Dear VSEA Members and Retirees:

It is with a heavy heart that I write today to tell you that VSEA Board of Trustees member and longtime union activist William Wells has sadly passed away. Will was working as a DCF Benefits Program Specialist in the Burlington office.

Will did so much good for all the Vermonters he served in his 12-year career as a state employee, and his colleagues and the entire VSEA family are mourning his passing. Will wore a lot of hats in his service to VSEA, including representing VSEA’s largest unit on the Board, the NMU, and serving on the NMU’s Executive Committee. He was also a Council member, Steward, and Chapter leader. Most important, Will really cared about his colleagues and all state employees, and he led by example, actively urging others to join him at every turn to fight the good fight. To all those VSEA members and state employees who knew and worked with Will, please lean on one another during this very difficult time. Godspeed Brother Wells. You will be greatly missed.

In Solidarity!
Aimee Towne
VSEA President

Will Wells Remembrance Service: Sunday, July 17

VSEA’s Week In Action Newsletter: July 8, 2022!

VSEA Inviting Members To Two Big Events Next Week!

New Executive Branch Contracts Posted Today!

Safe Staffing NOW! VSEA Agency’s & Department’s Day Of Action Scheduled For July 13!

Alert! Wealthy, Corporate-Backed Group’s Anti-Union Propaganda Hitting VSEA Members’ Mailboxes

Two Big VSEA Member Events Next Week!

VSEA’s Flyin’ Fred Is Back At Thunder Road

Next Sunday Is VSEA’s “A Day In The Park” For Members & Families!

VSEA Pushing Back Hard Against DOC’s New 12-Hour Shift Mandate For COs In All Vermont Correctional Facilities

Register Today For VSEA’s 78th Annual Meeting & Preceding Council Meeting

Mark The Date Retirees! Your Chapter’s Annual Meeting Is August 18

VSEA Members Can Now Join The Hilltop Energy Buyer’s Club!

VSEA’s 2022 Endorsed Primary Candidates

What Does The New Pension Bill Do?

Reminders:

GoFundMe Page Created To Help Retired VSEA Leader Janis Henderson’s Family Recover After Fire

VHFA Reminds About Homeowner’s Assistance Program

Did You Know You Can Watch Recordings Of VSEA Board Of Trustees Meetings And Council Meetings On VSEA.org?

Facebook Group Created For Department Of Health Members!

Upcoming VSEA Steward And Officer Trainings

Solidarity Stories:

Nurses Union, UVM Medical Center Reach Tentative Agreement

Agency Of Agriculture, Food & Market’s 2022 Fairs & Field Days Schedule

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Join VSEA At The Vermont Green Football Club’s “Labor Night!”

Wednesday, July 13

7:00 PM

UVM Virtue Field

97 Spear Street

Burlington

VSEA Members Receive a 10% Ticket Discount!

You can find the VSEA discount code and purchase tickets here (Login required)

While At The Game, Stop By VSEA’s Table To Introduce Yourself And Learn More About Your Union!

Vermont Green Football Club is a new men’s soccer club that kicked off its inaugural season in May 2022. The Club competes in USL League Two and plays home matches at the University of Vermont’s Virtue Field.

Learn More By Visiting: VermontGreenFC.com

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