Vermont Workers Center http://wamc.org en Vermont Workers Center Leading Low-Wage Protests http://wamc.org/post/vermont-workers-center-leading-low-wage-protests <p></p><p></p><p>Shoppers heading out for Black Friday at two of Vermont's Wal-Mart stores are likely to run into protesters trying to raise awareness about low wages for workers at the retail giant's outlets.</p><p>The Vermont Workers Center is organizing events it says are tied to similar protests around the country.</p><p>Actions are planned for the Wal-Mart store in Williston from 10 a.m. to noon and at the Berlin Wal-Mart from noon to 2 p.m.</p><p>Similar protests are planned for McDonald's restaurants in South Burlington and Berlin next Thursday.</p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 12:05:40 +0000 Jaired Crofut 78818 at http://wamc.org Vermont Workers Center Leading Low-Wage Protests Vermont Activists Rally at Statehouse on May Day http://wamc.org/post/vermont-activists-rally-statehouse-may-day <p></p><p></p><p>More than 1,000 community activists gathered on the lawn of the Vermont Statehouse to celebrate May Day. Thu, 02 May 2013 01:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 63641 at http://wamc.org Vermont Activists Rally at Statehouse on May Day Advocates Offer Alternative “People’s Budget” for Vermont http://wamc.org/post/advocates-offer-alternative-people-s-budget-vermont <p></p><p></p><p>In a counter move to Governor Peter Shumlin’s budget address, a group of advocates have released what they call a “People’s Budget” for Vermont. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 23:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 56735 at http://wamc.org Advocates Offer Alternative “People’s Budget” for Vermont Health Care Financing Proposal Released http://wamc.org/post/health-care-financing-proposal-released <p>A Vermont labor advocacy group has released its own plan for how the state should finance a universal health care system.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br>The Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign, a project of the Vermont Workers’ Center, released their health care financing plan on Monday. VT Workers Center President Mary Gerisch says the goal is equity in cost sharing and access.<br><br>Mary Gerisch explains that their plan uses&nbsp; income taxes as the primary funding source.<br> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 23:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 53728 at http://wamc.org Health Care Financing Proposal Released