VSEA’s Week In Action Newsletter: April 26, 2019


International Workers’ Day: May 1 was designated "International Workers’ Day" in 1894 to commemorate the 1886 Haymarket "Affair" in Chicago. On May 1, 1886, workers conducted a general strike for an eight-hour workday. On May 4, Chicago police began dispersing a public assembly in support of the strike when an unidentified person threw a bomb. The police responded by firing on the striking workers. Several workers and supporters died in the melee. Continue Reading


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Call Your Senator(s)! Message: Don’t Cut DCF ESD Positions!

VSEA’s legislative team, joined by VSEA First Vice President Aimee Towne, were working the halls of the State House late this week to try and put the brakes on an ill-advised proposal to cut 25 DCF Economic Services Division positions to achieve the savings needed to preserve private, non-profit Parent Child Centers across Vermont.
If you haven’t already contacted your Senator(s) to oppose the ESD cuts, please take a few minutes and let them know as soon as possible.
Here is an excerpt from an email DCF member and VSEA leader Aimee Towne sent last night to ESD members statewide:

I wanted to touch base with you, from the State House, to give a little background information regarding the Action Alert email you all received earlier, as this news, I’m sure, has taken most of you by surprise.
Yes, unfortunately, there is a potential proposal floating around to eliminate 25 ESD positions as a way to recoup $1.6 million to fund the PCC’s. 

I’m reaching out to you today, not only as the Vice President of VSEA but also as your fellow ESD co-worker. Please understand that the VSEA and Administration are working together to try to stop this proposal, and both parties were surprised by this last-minute money grab by the Senate.  

And here is the Action Alert text Aimee references in her email:

For decades, Vermont DCF Economic Services Division (ESD) workers have been helping eligible parents gain job skills and find work so they can support their minor, dependent children. But this week, VSEA’s legislative team sounded an alarm upon learning that some Senators are proposing to save money by eliminating many DCF ESD positions, threatening this critical service and putting Vermont families-in-need and their kids at risk. 

VSEA is asking members and retirees to please take a few minutes to call the Sergeant at Arms to leave a message for your Senator(s)!


Message: "Protect a vital lifeline for Vermont families-in-need and their children. No cuts to Economic Services Division staff."

Find a Legislator

Note: Please do this from your own phone on break time!

Help Spread The Word! Please share this information with your co-workers.

Monday Conference Call Scheduled For ESD Workers!
VSEA First VP and ESD member Aimee Towne is being joined by some VSEA staff members on Monday to conduct a conference call with interested ESD workers talk about the proposed position cuts, the current status of the proposal, what comes next and what members can do to help now.    
Stop The ESD Position Cuts Conference Call 
Monday, April 29
12:00 p.m. 

Important! To protect the integrity of this important call, WIA is not publishing the call-in number and host code here. ESD members were emailed this information on Friday afternoon, April 26. Please refer to the email to participate in the call. Thanks. Or contact Aimee Towne by email at: atowne@vsea.org

Senate Committee Moves VSEA Arbitration Bill. VSEA’s Full-Court Press To Pass Bill Continues

As the 2019 legislative session begins to wind down, VSEA’s legislative team and members are keeping a watchful eye on S. 156 as it progresses through the Senate. This is a VSEA-drafted bill that seeks to resolve contract-negotiation disputes, using an arbitrator mutually selected by VSEA and the State. This week, the Senate’s Government Operations Committee took additional testimony in support of the bill, hearing from VSEA First Vice President Aimee Towne and VSEA Executive Director Steve Howard. Days later, the Committee voted the bill out, 4 to 1. According to post to the VSEA Council’s Facebook page last night, S. 156 is now headed to the Senate floor and is being attached to H.16 on the House side.

Why This Bill Needs To Pass

Currently, if VSEA and the State cannot reach contract agreement at the table, with the assistance of the mediator and the fact-finder’s report, the parties then proceed to the Vermont Labor Relations Board (VLRB) for a process known as “last-best-offer” (LBO), where each party submits its LBO to the VLRB for consideration. The VLRB will impose either parties last best offer, or the fact-finder’s report recommendation’s (based on the evidence presented to the by the fact-finder). It’s a process that has worked for decades, with both parties seeking to avoid the risk of a contract imposed by a third party; contracts were usually reached at the negotiating table, after the fact-finding process. But then the State decided in 2018 that it wanted to upend this process, which had worked successfully for decades, and, sadly, it worked to the State’s advantage. This is why VSEA is lobbying her for passage of S. 156. 

VSEA’s bill initially sought to amend the existing contract impasse procedure for state employees by transferring the ultimate decision-making power from the Vermont Labor Relations Board (VLRB) to an independent, professional arbitrator who is mutually selected by the State and VSEA, or chosen by the VLRB if the parties cannot agree. Senate Committee members, however, recently changed the language to read that the VLRB would hear the “last-best-contract-offer” on the table, unless either party objects, in which case a mutually selected arbitrator would rule on the matter. The Committee added that In the event the two sides could not agree upon an arbitrator, the American Association of Arbitrators would select one. VSEA’s legislative team says the changes do not diminish the bill. 

In the coming days and weeks, VSEA may be reaching out (again) to members and retirees to contact lawmakers to urge their support for S. 156. Understand that this is one of the most important pieces of legislation VSEA has introduced in years and if fairness is to be restored to the bargaining process, it must pass. 

Note: WIA will keep members updated on S. 156 developments. 

VT’s Public Assets Institute Post Reminds That Federal Tax Cuts Made State’s Wealthiest Even Wealthier 

Vermont Public Assets Analyst Stephanie Yu posted a piece to the organization’s website this week, titled "Invest in Vermont," where she lays out a strong case for Vermont lawmakers to ask our state’s wealthiest to invest more, especially given the new federal tax breaks they are enjoying.

Here’s an excerpt:

Unlike most Vermonters, the richest Vermonters probably enjoyed filing their taxes this month. According to the Institute of Taxation and Economic Policy, the top one percent of Vermonters (with incomes starting at $487,500) saw an average tax break of over $30,000, a state total of nearly $100 million. The top five percent (incomes over $210,600) saw a total of over $200 million in savings. Even half of that would go a long way to addressing the state’s most urgent needs.

The House-passed revenue bill, H. 541, raises just under $8 million and even that meager amount is under scrutiny in the Senate. There are bits and pieces of revenue being proposed in other bills too, but taken together they’re not going to make much of a dent. The $8 million proposed for child care is just the first step in what could be a $200 million investment. Reach Up benefits haven’t been updated since at least 2004, and even if the additional money for weatherization passes this year, Vermont will be far short of its goal of 80,000 homes weatherized by 2020.

Our policy makers need to think bigger. The Trump tax cuts may not be popular to many, but they provide an opportunity to invest in Vermont hundreds of millions of dollars that are no longer being sent to Washington.  

Short Survey: What Time Would You Like WIA To Publish On Friday’s?

VSEA’s Communications Department is asking for your help. In an effort to reach the largest audience possible with your union’s in-house, weekly, online newsletter, VSEA Week In Action, the Department put together a very short survey to determine the best time to publish on Friday’s. Currently, WIA publishes mid-afternoon (2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.) a majority of the time. 

VSEA 2019 Election Materials Being Mailed Next Week!

On May 1, VSEA’s Elections, Rules & Nominating Committee is sending a mailing to all eligible VSEA members, detailing this year’s important leadership elections and explaining the process to become a candidate, which includes submitting a petition that will be included with the mailing. 
The following union leadership posts are up for election in 2019:

  • VSEA President
  • VSEA First Vice President 
  • VSEA Second Vice President
  • VSEA Treasurer
  • VSEA Clerk
  • District 1 Board Seat (Central Vermont, Barre)
  • District 2 Board Seat (Waterbury, VPCH)
  • District 5 Board Seat (Rutland, Bennington)

Keep your eyes on VSEA’s website, Facebook page and future WIA’s for more information about the elections and the upcoming membership mailing.

The winners of each election will be announced at this year’s VSEA Annual Meeting in Okemo

Sunday Is Workers’ Memorial Day Nationwide

On April 28, workers across the globe will observe “Workers’ Memorial Day”; a day to pause to remember those who have been injured or killed on the job and renew the fight for strong worker safety and health protections.  

Four decades ago, Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act, promising every worker the right to a safe job. Since then, unions and our allies have fought hard to make that promise a reality in Vermont and across the country—winning protections that have made jobs safer, saved hundreds of thousands of lives and prevented millions of workplace injuries and illnesses.

From a national AFL-CIO flyer about Workers’ Memorial Day:

“On April 28, unions nationwide will observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew the fight for safe workplaces. This year, we will come together to call for good jobs in this country that are safe and healthy. We will seek stronger safeguards to prevent injuries and save lives. We will stand for the right of all workers to raise job safety concerns without fear of retaliation, and for the freedom to form unions and speak out and bargain for respect and a better future. Please join us and make your voice heard.

VSEA Past President (Now Rep.) Has His First Bill Signed Into Law–And It’s Noteworthy

VSEA Past President, now Representative, Bob Hooper (beard) posted this photo and the following caption this week to his state representative Facebook page: 

"On the occasion of my first bill being signed into law, effective upon signature, that allows the cremation remains of VERMONT veterans to be transported from the garages and basements of mortuaries, and placed in the custody of the Vermont Veterans cemetery for final rest.

One vet has waited twenty years for his final honors-way to long. I invited the Governor to join us at the cemetery for his ceremony.

Great thanks to my friend Tom Giffin who called attention and worked on this issue. A job well done!"

Congratulations Representative Hooper.

Note: Tom Giffin is also a past VSEA elected official and leader.

Happy Administrative Professionals Day 2019!

VSEA posted the image above to its Facebook page on April 24, which was Administrative Professionals Day nationwide. 

VSEA thanks every administrative professional working today in Vermont state government for your service. 

It Is Now Open Enrollment For VSEA’s Popular Delta Dental Supplemental Plan 

For VSEA members who are not currently enrolled in your union’s Northeast Delta Dental Supplemental Program, now is the time to join, during the open enrollment period for the 2019-2020 plan year. The VSEA supplemental program is designed to enhance your current State-provided dental insurance benefit.

The enrollment period is also when members already in the program can amend their number of dependents also using the program, if this number has changed in the past year. 
All enrollment forms will be due back on May 17, 2019. 
Note: If you are already taking advantage of this benefit, and you have no changes this year to your coverage, you do not need to send back a new form, as you will be automatically renewed

Learn More About VSEA’s Insurance Benefits


Tomorrow Is Drug Take Back Day!

Drug Take Back Day is tomorrow, Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Take Back Day happens twice a year as a reminder to clean out your medicine cabinets.

Gather up and dispose of expired or unused drugs which should not be flushed down the toilet, washed down the drain, composted, or left around the house. Proper disposal helps avoid harming water sources, wildlife, pets, and people. It also helps to prevent theft and misuse by others.

Find a Drop-Off Location Near You

Reserve Your Room Now For VSEA’s 2019 Annual Meeting At Okemo 

VSEA’s Annual Meeting is September 14, 2019, which is approaching quickly. The Special Events Committee is letting VSEA members know that you can reserve a room now through a special link created by Okemo.

VSEA members will need to use a special rate code for the event, which is:


Reserve Room Now Here! 

Room types available:

  • Inn Room (occupancy 2-4)
    1 to 2 nights = $159 per night
    3 nights = $144.54
  • Studio (occupancy 2-4)
    1 to 2 nights = $173 per night
    3 nights = $157.27
  • One-Bedroom (occupancy 2-6)
    1 to 2 nights = $195 per night
    3 nights = $177.63
  • Two-Bedroom (occupancy 4-6)
    1 to 2 nights = $235 per night
    3 nights = $213.63

The Committee is also sharing that there are two things members identified in the survey as important discussions to be conducted at Annual Meeting, including a review, discussion and vote on the union’s operating budget and a celebration of "surviving the Janus decision." 

The Committee is reminding members to keep an eye out in future WIAs for more 2019 Annual Meeting updates.

"Annual Meeting 2019" Facebook Event Page

Quote Of
The Week!


“We have too many children and young parents to serve them with the staff we have now. Find the cuts elsewhere.

VSEA ESD member Robert Brickey in a message he sent yesterday to his Senator, opposing a Senate proposal to cut 25 ESD positions. 


Upcoming Meetings:


Chapter Meetings 

  • Central Vermont – VSEA HQ
    Wednesday, May 1

    5:00 p.m.
    155 State Street
    Large Conference Room

    Questions: Contact VSEA Organizer Carmen Scoles: cscoles@vsea.org

  • VSHA Chapter’s Annual – VSEA HQ
    Tuesday, May 7

    5:00 p.m.
    155 State Street
    Large Conference Room

    Special Note! Officer & Steward Elections!

    Questions: Contact VSHA Chapter President Nate Schmechel: nateschmechel@gmail.com


Know Your Rights Trainings

  • Morrisville – State Office Bldg.
    Tuesday, April 30

    12:00 p.m.
    State Office Building
    63 Professional Drive

    Questions: Contact VSEA Organizer David Oppenheimer:doppenheimer@vsea.org

  • St. Johnsbury – DCF / P&P District Office
    Thursday, May 9

    12:00 p.m.
    DCF / P&P District Office
    1016 U.S. Route 5
    St. Johnsbury

    Questions: Contact VSEA Organizer David Oppenheimer:doppenheimer@vsea.org


Talking Points:


Vermont’s Retail & Construction Industries Suffer Some Of Nation’s Steepest Hiring Declines

A couple of stories recently popped up that should alarm State officials and lawmakers. According to two new studies:

Stop & Shop Strike Over! Workers Proclaim Victory 

Numerous media outlets reported Monday that five UFCW local unions had reached tentative agreement with Stop & Shop management on a new contract, ending an 11-day strike by 31,000 employees.

"We are incredibly grateful to our customers and everyone who proudly stood together with us every day for a contract that invests in the communities we serve and makes Stop & Shop a better place to work and a better place to shop," Stop & Shop says in a statement.

UFCW called the agreement a "victory" for the employees who were on strike.

"Under this proposed contract, our members will be able to focus on continuing to help customers in our communities enjoy the best shopping experience possible and to keep Stop & Shop the number one grocery store in New England," the union’s statement reads.

Boston Herald Story 

Note: Congratulations and thanks to all the VSEA members who supported the striking S&S employees by boycotting an S&S store somewhere in New England or one of the chain’s sister stores, Hannaford’s, here in Vermont.


Washington Post Commentary On How Women Are Transforming Organized Labor

The Washington Post featured a commentary this week by Kim Kelly, titled "How Women are Transforming Organized Labor." 

Here’s an excerpt: 

Today, public support for unions is at a record high, the feared fallout of the Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCMEfailed to materialize, and fast-growing sectors like digital media and fast-food service have added thousands of members to union rolls.

This renewed energy is coming disproportionately from women. In fact, women — and particularly women of color — remain on the front lines of worker-organizing in a variety of industries, including those our patriarchal society has long coded as “women’s work.” Workers in a slew of traditionally feminized labor sectors — from education and domestic work to food service and sex work — have driven some of the movement’s most important victories. That is critically important both because they now make up the majority of the working class and because their involvement is helping to reshape the priorities of organized labor.

Fired KY State Employee Sues Governor Over Free Speech

Several Kentucky media outlets are reporting this week on a lawsuit brought against the Governor by a fired state employee.

From an Associated Press story

An ex-state employee is suing Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, claiming she was fired due to her ties to a group that supported teacher sickouts that shut down school districts to protest GOP-backed legislation.

The federal suit filed Wednesday alleges Charissa "Chris" Cooke’s First Amendment rights were violated.

"Cooke’s termination appears to be part of the defendants’ efforts to punish and intimidate individuals who oppose their policy positions," Cooke’s suit says. It seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages as well as reinstatement to her job as a paralegal for an administrative law judge who oversees cases involving workers’ compensation claims.

Louisville CourierKY 120 United Supporter Sues Bevin Administration, Claiming Unlawful Firing

This Week:

Call Your Senator(s)! Message: Don’t Cut DCF ESD Positions!

Senate Committee Moves VSEA Arbitration Bill. VSEA’s Full-Court Press To Pass Bill Continues

VT’s Public Assets Institute Post Reminds That Federal Tax Cuts Made State’s Wealthiest Even Wealthier 

Short Survey: What Time Would You Like WIA To Publish On Friday’s?

VSEA 2019 Election Materials Being Mailed May 1

Sunday Is Workers’ Memorial Day Nationwide

VSEA Past President (Now Rep.) Has His First Bill Signed Into Law–And It’s Noteworthy

Happy Administrative Professionals Day 2019!

Email Sent This Week About Next Opportunity To Enroll In VSEA’s Popular Delta Dental Supplemental Plan Benefit 

Tomorrow Is Drug Take Back Day

Reserve Your Room Now For VSEA’s 2019 Annual Meeting At Okemo




April 27
Drug Take Back Day

April 28
Workers’ Memorial Day 

April 30
Know Your Rights Training – Morrisville
State Office Building
63 Professional Drive
12:00 p.m.

May 1
International Workers’ Day

May 1
Deadline To Submit Bylaw Change Proposal(s)

May 1
Central Vermont Chapter Meeting 
155 State Street
5:00 p.m. 

May 3
OCS Labor / Management Committee Meeting
155 State Street
9:00 a.m.

May 3
Bargaining Units’ Training
Steak House Restaurant
1239 US Route 302
Barre-Montpelier Road
9:00 a.m.  


Talking Points:


Vermont’s Retail & Construction Industries Suffer Some Of Nation’s Steepest Hiring Declines

Stop & Shop Strike Over! Workers Proclaim Victory 

Washington Post Commentary On How Women Are Transforming Organized Labor

Fired KY State Employee Sues Governor Over Free Speech




May 1 Is The Deadline To Submit Bylaw Changes

Negotiations Training Scheduled May 3 For VSEA Bargaining Team Members

VSEA Schedules 2019 “Day At Fenway” Event For Saturday, June 8!​

Negotiations Training Scheduled May 3 For VSEA Bargaining Team Members

2019 Legislative Session Online Hub

Need To Contact A VSEA Staff Person Directly But Need The Number?​

State Employees Who Are Threatened On The Job Should File "eAlert" Form

VSEA Scholarship Application Deadline Is May 8!​

VSEA Membership Drive 2019 Now Underway!

Told You’re Being Investigated?
Watch This Video!

"Protect Your Pension" Meeting Video

What You Should Know About The Anti-Worker Janus v. AFSCME U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

Getting Ready To Retire? Retired Already? Join The VSEA Retired Members’ Chapter!

What Is The VSEA Advantage Program?


May 1 
Is The Deadline
To Submit Bylaw Changes

The deadline to submit proposals for changes to VSEA’s Master Bylaws is Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Proposals must be mailed to: Tim Belcher, General Counsel, c/o VSEA Headquarters, 155 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602.

Proposals should reference the number, section, sub-section, etc. of the bylaw you would like to change. You should also include the language you want to add, delete or substitute. Also include the reason(s) you are making this proposal.  Example:  “Bylaw 0 A (1) (b) Change: Monday to Sunday. Reason: Makes it easier to work with the calendar.”

Please be sure the changes you are recommending include all Articles and/or Bylaws that may be affected by the proposed change.

If you have questions, please contact Tim by email at tbelcher@vsea.org.

Negotiations Training Scheduled May 3 For VSEA Bargaining Team Members

Seems like the last round of negotiations with the State just wrapped up, but it’s already time to begin the process all over again, which is why VSEA Labor Relations Director Gary Hoadley sent this notice this week to VSEA Unit Bargaining Team members.

VSEA Bargaining Teams’ Negotiating Training 

Friday, May 3, 2019
Registration 8:30 a.m.
Training 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Lunch provided!
Steak House Restaurant
1239 US Route 302
Barre-Montpelier Road
Barre, Vermont
To Register: Please confirm your attendance by Friday, April 19, 2019, by contacting VSEA Administrative Assistant Susan DeVoid at 802-223-5247 or by email at sdevoid@vsea.org.

VSEA Schedules 2019 “Day At Fenway” Event For Saturday, June 8!

Saturday, June 8

Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays

$111.00 Per Person. Includes a ride to the park and a ticket to the game.

Bus Pick-Up Locations: 
Waterbury – 7:00 am 
White River Junction – 8:00 am 

To Purchase Tickets, or if you have questions, please contact either: Bob South at VSEA: 
bsouth@vsea.org, 802- 223-5247 or Sue DeVoid at VSEA: 
sdevoid@vsea.org, 802-223-5247. 

Payment must be received before tickets are released. 

No refunds on purchased tickets.

2019 Legislative Session Online Hub

A collection of resources, reports, and tools to help VSEA members navigate the Vermont Legislative Session.

Clicking on the hub’s main link, members and retirees are taken to a page that lists a number of options to click on, including:

The hub will be updated with new information as it becomes available.

Need To Contact A VSEA Staff Person Directly But Need The Number? 

VSEA HQ is reminding members and retirees of each staff person’s direct phone number, in the event you know who you need to talk with but you don’t know their direct phone number.

Here’s the staff direct line list

State Employees Who Are Threatened On The Job Should File "eAlert" Form

We are reminding members that there is an online form to fill out if you are threatened while at work

Find The State’s “eAlert” Homepage Here
Important: Once you land on the eAlert page, you will see an entry labeled “threat” in the menu provided. Click on it and you land on a page with written instructions and fields to complete.
In November 2017, the current Secretary of the Administration sent the State’s “Workplace Safety and Security” policy to state employees, and VSEA members are encouraged to read through the different policies, examples and responses, prior to an actual event occurring.

VSEA Scholarship Application Deadline Is May 8!

Each spring, the VSEA Awards & Scholarship Committee solicits scholarship applications from VSEA members, retirees, and their spouses, dependents and domestic partners. The application process is easy, requiring the applicant to write a couple of short essays as well as provide a grade history, employment history, personal references and a few other things. 

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, May 8.

Download an application here (opens/ downloads a PDF)

VSEA Membership Drive 2019
Now Underway!

Strength In Numbers!

A reminder that your union’s 2019 membership-recruitment drive is underway. Rewards for recruiting new members between now and September 1!

  • 2 new members – Dunkin Donuts gift card;
  • 5 new members – VSEA insulated coffee mug; or
  • 10 new members – $50 VISA gift card!

Bonus! Recruit a new member and receive an entry in a drawing to win one of four $300 prizes to be awarded at VSEA’s 2019 Annual Meeting! Each new recruit earns you an additional entry! Just be sure to have your recruits add your name in the "Recruited By" line of the VSEA Membership Application.
More Membership Drive Information Here!

Need a quick reference to help with your recruiting? You can view an informational webpage with some recruitment tips and advice here.

If you have any questions, or want a list of non-members in your area, please contact VSEA Director of Operations and Organizing Amy Kinsell by email: akinsell@vsea.org

Told You’re Being Investigated? Watch This Video!

It is important that every VSEA member knows his or her rights when it comes to union representation in investigatory meetings. Union representation at these meetings is a cornerstone of the labor movement. Your right to representation—as outlined in your contract and, in some cases, labor law—can be complicated.

Please take a few minutes on a break to watch the video, and know that the information being relayed could very well save your job someday. Remember, as a VSEA member, you are entitled to no-cost representation in investigatory meetings that may lead to discipline. Non-members, however, must now pay a rate of $250 to $350 per-hour for the same level of representation!

More: Know Your Union Rights

Not currently a VSEA member?
You can sign up online.

"Protect Your Pension" Meeting Video

This video is for VSEA members only. To view it you must be logged into your VSEA.org user account. If you do not have a VSEA.org account, please sign up for a free account here.

Watch the presentation online

What You Should Know About The Anti-Worker Janus v. AFSCME U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

If you haven’t already, begin educating yourself today about what the Janus decision means—or supplement what you know already. Please also inform your co-workers about this Janus page and talk with them about what you learned and remind them of the importance of a union in their everyday life. You could make a difference. Every study shows that nothing is more effective than member-to-member communication.​

Learn More On VSEA.org

Getting Ready To Retire? Retired Already? Join The VSEA Retired Members’ Chapter!

Long-time VSEA activist and leader Terry Lefebvre asked Council members getting ready to retire to join the VSEA Retirees’ Chapter to continue to be an active and engaged union member, even in retirement. Lefebvre also appealed to Council members to talk up the Chapter to co-workers they know who might be preparing to retire. 
With a possible fight looming on retirement security, Lefebvre stressed the importance to build the Chapter to be able to mobilize large numbers of past state workers to protect and defend the benefits they bargained to win over decades.

If you already belong to the Retired Members’ Chapter, a big thanks to you.
Learn More Here About The VSEA Retired Members’ Chapter

What is the VSEA Advantage Program?

Did you know?
The average VSEA member can save hundreds of dollars a year by taking advantage of some of the Members Only benefits offered through their union!


It’s free, just for being a Vermont State Employees’ Association PerksConnect member!

Learn More!

Questions? Feel free to email vsea@ vsea.org


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At Work? 

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