Budget Cuts: Legislative Leadership; Like a Deer in the Headlights?

First thing, please sign the petition. Tuesday, April 22nd, more than 33 advocacy groups, including the Vermont State Employees Association, Vermont-National Education Association, Vermont AFL-CIO, and High Road Vermont, representing tens of thousands of hard-working Vermonters called on Governor Douglas and the General Assembly to resist the urge to slash…

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Child Labor

For the past year I have been working very closely on a bill (H.338) with the Child Labor and Education Action Project (CLEA). CLEA is a group of students from Brattleboro Union High School who are concerned about child labor practices worldwide. The bill, if it passes, will ensure that…

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Bennington Sick Building

State officials took heat yesterday for their plans to move the office workers in Bennington back into the “sick building,” implicated in the development of sarcoidosis in six current and former employees there, as well as other ailments that have afflicted another 10 dozen workers since the early 90s. The…

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Stop the Sale Update

The Public Service Department conducted its last hearing on the proposed sale of Verizon’s land lines to Fairpoint last week. On October 30th, members of the coalition opposed to the sale, including the CWA and IBEW, delivered 5,000 postcards to NH Governor Lynch (through a representative) from NHers opposed to…

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