"Jeb Spaulding, the secretary of the Agency of Administration, blamed the Vermont State Employees Association for the timing. He said the union wanted to ‘roil the waters and get concessions.’"
"He said the layoffs had nothing to do with the bill in the Senate. ‘The reason we were pushing bill was because the governor asked for it to be on his desk by Feb.17,’ Spaulding said."
So VSEA ensured its members were aware and that legislators knew all the facts, and somehow that makes us wrong? We prefer that it makes us transparent.