Vermont Workers Center

New England News
7:05 am
Fri November 29, 2013

Vermont Workers Center Leading Low-Wage Protests

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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.

The Vermont Workers Center is organizing events it says are tied to similar protests around the country.

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.

Similar protests are planned for McDonald's restaurants in South Burlington and Berlin next Thursday.

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Vermont Activists Rally at Statehouse on May Day

Credit Vermont Workers Center

More than 1,000 community activists gathered on the lawn of the Vermont Statehouse to celebrate May Day.

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North Country News
6:20 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Advocates Offer Alternative “People’s Budget” for Vermont

Credit Vermont Workers Center

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.

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North Country News
6:20 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Health Care Financing Proposal Released

Credit Vermont Workers' Center

A Vermont labor advocacy group has released its own plan for how the state should finance a universal health care system.
    
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.

Mary Gerisch explains that their plan uses  income taxes as the primary funding source.

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