For Immediate Release
The Vermont State Employees’ Association’s Board of Trustees met on Monday and passed a resolution that reads:
Whereas, Numerous reports have come to light in December 2019 detailing sexual harassment and exploitation in Vermont’s workforce;
Resolved, That the VSEA Board of Trustees condemns the sexual harassment and exploitation of all people living and working in Vermont;
Resolved, That the VSEA Board of Trustees commends and encourages all efforts to bring forward credible reports of abuse, and condemns any attempts to silence, intimidate, or retaliate against people bringing forward such reports; and
Resolved, That the VSEA Board of Trustees calls on the Governor to ensure a safe environment free from abuse and retaliation for all people living and working in Vermont.
“The VSEA Board wanted to be on record with our entire membership, the public and the press, that our union strongly condemns any and all incidents of sexual harassment or exploitation,” says VSEA President Dave Bellini.