Why Is The AFL-CIO So Worried About Its Vermont Affiliate?

By Steve Early, Counterpunch. -

For as long as Richard Trumka has been a national AFL-CIO leader—more than a quarter of a century—his labor federation has been encouraging its local affiliates to revitalize themselves to help [...]

Medicare-For-All Is Good For Our Towns

By Jane Katz Field, Brattleboro Reformer. -

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, 30 million people in the U.S. had no health insurance, and about 50 million were underinsured. The pandemic has caused millions more to lose coverage because of [...]

“This Isn’t Just Something Happening Elsewhere”: Protesters Rally Outside Vermont ICE facility

By Ross Ketschke, Mynbc5.com -

Hundreds marched through the rain Sunday afternoon to protest outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement building in Williston. The demonstration was put on by the combined force of dozens [...]

Northgate Apartments Celebrate 30 Years Of Resident Ownership, Affordability

By Courtney Kramer, Mychamplainvalley.com -

Burlington, Vt - Vermont's largest affordable housing community marked a special milestone Saturday with a neighborhood-wide celebration. The Northgate Apartments in Burlington's New North End is [...]

Internet Provider Groups Sue Vermont Over Net Neutrality Law

By David Shepardson, Reuters.com -

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five industry groups representing major internet providers and cable companies filed suit on Thursday seeking to block a Vermont law barring companies that do not abide by [...]

Vermont Puts Prisoners Out For Bid To Slave Labor Corporations

By William Boardman, Readersupportednews.org -

Since the budget summary was written, Vermont has removed all its prisoners from the Michigan facility. In its place, Vermont used the Pennsylvania state facility at Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, [...]

Vermont’s Striking Nurses Want A Raise For Nonunion Workers Too

By Jonah Furman, Labornotes.org -

Especially for professional workers, when your main strike issue is pay, attracting public support can be a challenge. Savvy employers paint union members as spoiled. They like to point out that [...]

#RedforMed: 1,800 Vermont Nurses Are On Strike Demanding Their Hospital Put Patients Over Profits

By Rachel Johnson, Inthesetimes.com -

Ranked 47th for pay in the nation. High turnover, stagnant wages, and chronic staffing shortages—sound familiar? You’d be forgiven for thinking these figures refer to the working conditions of [...]

How Vermont Changed From Red To Blue

By Steve Early, Socialpolicy.org -

Donald Trump’s fear mongering about Mexicans and Muslims, Haitians and Africans, and other foreigners is hardly sui generis in U.S. history. In the mid- 19th century, nativists on our east coast [...]

Vermonters Call On Ben & Jerry’s To End Complicity With Israel’s Occupation And Settlements

By Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel,  Bdsmovement.net -

Most everybody knows that Ben & Jerry’s makes premium ice cream and champions “Peace” and “Love.” What they don’t know is that this socially responsible business and strong supporter of Occupy [...]

Democrats And Progressives Push US War Machine In Vermont

By William Boardman, Readersupportednews.org -

This is a story primarily about corrupt practices by the Burlington City Council, in its headlong determination to force a neighboring city to be the base for a weapon of mass destruction, the [...]

Scores Of Farm Workers, Activists March On Ben & Jerry’s

By Wilson Ring, www.AP.org -

By Wilson Ring for Associated Press - MONTPELIER, Vt. - Scores of dairy farm workers and activists marched Saturday to a Ben & Jerry’s factory to push for better pay and living conditions on [...]

Wind Takes Center Stage In Vermont Governor’s Race

By Phil McKenna, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Phil McKenna for Inside Climate News - Sue Minter's victory in the Democratic primary came over an opponent of big wind projects. She now faces another anti-wind Republican opponent in [...]

Right-To-Know Fight Heats Up As Pro-GMO DARK Act Advances

By Lauren McCauley, www.commondreams.org -

By Lauren McCauley for Common Dreams - Defying the rights of Americans who overwhelmingly want to know more about what they eat, a Senate committee on Tuesday advanced legislation that will block [...]

Fracked Gas Pipeline Protest, Feb 9th, Montpelier VT

By Todd Boyle, www.youtube.com -

By Todd Boyle for Rising Tide Vermont - Dozens of community members just shut down ANOTHER eminent domain hearing for Vermont Gas Systems fracked gas pipeline. We packed the hearing room, made [...]

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