Local 2704 Ratifies Contract, Ends Strike

From IAM District 4 on 10/7/19 [Link]: Members of Local Lodge 2704 in Williston, Vermont, ratified a new contract with employer Velan Valve after a five day strike and returned to duty on Monday, October 7th. The strike and subsequent negotiations, led by District 4 Business Representatives (BR) Jay Wadleigh and Dan Loudermilk, ended inContinue reading “Local 2704 Ratifies Contract, Ends Strike”

Burlington: UE Local 203 reaches TA with City Market

From Local 203’s Facebook page [Link]: Last night around 2:30 am, we reached a tentative agreement for our next contract! The Bargaining Team extends their gratitude for all members who joined our sessions and helped create added accountability to management. Further, we extend as a local our sincere thanks for all members of our co-op,Continue reading “Burlington: UE Local 203 reaches TA with City Market”

Williston: IAM Local Lodge 2704 on strike

From the International Association of Machinists, District 4, on Monday (9/30/19): Seventy-seven members of LL 2704, employed by Velan Valve in Williston, Vermont, went on strike effective September 29th at midnight. The members are highly skilled machinists, manufacturing high precision valves for customers such as the U.S. Navy and nuclear facilities. District 4 Business RepresentativesContinue reading “Williston: IAM Local Lodge 2704 on strike”

Solidarity with the UVMMC Nurses

This weekend Howard Center workers marched in solidarity with the UVMMC nurses, recognizing our shared workplace issues including safe staffing and wages that help to retain a reliable workforce. This morning the Howard Center Union negotiation team meets with management to discuss ground rules going into negotiations. We will be bringing the proposal to managementContinue reading “Solidarity with the UVMMC Nurses”

Survey Results for April 2018 are in.

What do the workers at Howard Center think are most important for the upcoming round of negotiations? Local 1674’s elected negotiating team have recently sent out a survey asking workers what they see as the most important issues in their workplace.  So far over 130 people have responded. Here are the results so far

Vermont People’s Convention & Just Transition Assembly // Convención del Pueblo en Vermont y Asamblea de Transición Justa

  The Vermont People’s Convention and Just Transition Assembly will bring hundreds of people together to imagine solutions and take action for fundamental, systemic change. Join us at Montpelier High School on Saturday, April 30th and Sunday, May 1st! Political Education ~~ Youth Summit ~~ Kids’ Convention ~~ People of Color Caucus ~~ Art &Continue reading “Vermont People’s Convention & Just Transition Assembly // Convención del Pueblo en Vermont y Asamblea de Transición Justa”

Crisis, Power, and Alternatives to Calling the police: Responders and Recipients of Crisis Care in our Neighborhoods

Please mark your calendars Thursday, April 28 at 7 PM  for an intentional public dialogue exploring the different models available to us for responding to crisis in our neighborhoods. We will hear from folks with experiences both responding and receiving from different models, look at questions of power, ableism and accessibility, and explore our sharedContinue reading “Crisis, Power, and Alternatives to Calling the police: Responders and Recipients of Crisis Care in our Neighborhoods”

“City Councilors Want Livable Wage For Howard Center Employees”

Monday night December 15th, Progressive City Councilors brought the below Resolution to the table; supporting a livable wage, good working conditions, adequate state funding, and retention of employees as a priority for the Howard Center Agency in its important work in the city. The Resolution was met with both support and criticism from Democratic CouncilorsContinue reading ““City Councilors Want Livable Wage For Howard Center Employees””