*+-An anti-labor group, Vermonters for the Independence of Childcare Providers, rallied childcare providers against the unionization effort, and the AFT lost a bid to unionize childcare workers in Vermont by 40 votes.
American Federation of Teachers
*+-The Vermont chapter of the American Federation of Teachers has published a list of candidate endorsements, covering statewide offices as well as state House and Senate seats. Delegates finalized their slate of preferred politicians at a biennial convention Saturday, where health care played a prominent role with unanimous adoption of a resolution supporting universal health […]
*+-A group of home-based child care providers who serve families receiving government child care subsidies this week moved one step closer to unionizing, the American Federation of Teachers announced Friday. A majority of the providers asked the state’s Labor Relations Board to begin the process of certifying the union, according to the AFT. For that […]
*+-In a petition posted online late Tuesday afternoon, Vermont Early Educators United AFT, representing child-care workers and small business owners, urged Sen. Bill Doyle to reconsider his unexpected vote last week, which effectively killed unionization legislation. The open letter to Doyle, a Washington County Republican, reads: “We trusted you to do the right thing for […]