Workers Testify In Support Of Proposal 3 At Tuesday Night Public Hearing

Fox44 aired a story on the hearing and here’s an excerpt:

“I’ve had that experience of going through the union and what it can offer,” said Kim Hokanson of the North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters. “For all the women in the room it levels the playing field which is awesome right, so the training is there, the education is there, safety and all these things that everyone else has said, but it also levels the playing field, that my pay is the same as the person sitting next.”

Many described how a union allowed them to grow professionally and personally, allowing them opportunities that they might not have had otherwise.

“As a lifelong Vermonter and 20-year union member, I cannot stress enough the benefits of union membership,” explained Alex Potvin, member of the Local 693, New England States Pipe Trades Association. “They have not only paved the way for me to raise a family and have a fulfilling career in the mechanical field, but also allowed me to remain a resident of this great state.”

Note: VSEA is part of a broad labor coalition fighting for this proposal to be on the ballot for all Vermonters to vote on in 2026.

Read more from Fox44 here.

Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs Head Makes Case For More Employees To Deal With Court Backlogs Statewide. VSEA Supports Effort. Will Legislature?

From VTDigger:

Caseloads are so high that state prosecutors often have to “triage” where to devote their time. Sometimes that means the resolution of some more minor cases is delayed so a more major case can, for instance, go to trial.

“We’re just treading water at this point,” Campbell said. “And it’s not good, it’s not healthy, for anybody in the criminal justice system.”

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Read more from VTDigger here.

VSEA’s Week In Action Newsletter: April 12, 2024!

Important Tuesday Hearing!! VSEA Members And Retirees Urged To Attend!

VSEA Supports “PRO” Act At Monday Press Conference

2024 Legislative Session Moves into Final Weeks

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Vermont Sends Erroneous Letter About Continuous Glucose Monitors

Lawmakers Mull Raising Revenue To Fund Much-Needed Judiciary Positions

VTSU Students Produce Film “Error 404: Books Not Found.” Details Fight Against VTSU Libraries Going All Digital

Supplemental Dental Enrollment Begins Again Next Friday!

Help VSEA Craft Your Union’s Budget. Join The Budget Committee

House Passes FY25 Budget Proposal. Preserves Services & Positions!

Deadline To Apply For A Child Or Elder Care Reimbursement Is April 17!

VSHASF Annual Meeting Is May 7!

Beware The Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing! A.K.A The Freedom Foundation

VSEA Seeks A Union Organizer

LiveWell Vermont Is Offering Spring Screenings


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Apply For A VSEA Scholarship

In Case You Missed It: Watch Lt. Governor’s Informative Facebook Live Discussion With DCF Employees

Rescheduled VSEA Veterans’ Council Meeting Is April 25!

VSEA “Day In The Park” Returning In 2024!

Add Your Voice To The VSEA Council!

Did You Know VSEA Members Can Sign Up For AFLAC Through Their Union?

Vermont Historical Society Wants To Hear Your COVID Work Experience Story

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VT Partnering With CO To Offer IRA Retirement Program To Private-Sector Workers

First Witness Takes Stand In Trial For Alleged Abuse At NH Youth Detention Facility

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VSEA Supports The PRO Act!

VSEA President Aimee Towne is pictured here delivering remarks at a press conference this morning, where she voiced VSEA’s strong support of S. 102, or the PRO Act; legislation that would make it easier to organize Vermont workers.

Learn more here!

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