The food service giant’s policy that discourages workers from taking sick days raises concerns about labor practices — and public health.
Panel discussion and new report highlight benefit of Vermont clinical trials for patients, state economy
Working with Vermont research institutions, including the University of Vermont and Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, the nation’s biopharmaceutical research companies have conducted 566 clinical trials of new medicines since 1999, according to a new report released today and highlighted at a panel discussion in Burlington. According to the latest data from 2011, this activity also generated $267 million per year in economic activity in the state.
Amidst a growing chorus of opponents, a group of University of Vermont students called on the Vermont Public Service Board to side with the state’s largest environmental groups and a majority of public comments and deny a Certificate of Public Good for the proposed fracked gas pipeline through Addison County.
News Release — United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America Nov. 22, 2013 Vermont Contact: Kelly Mangan, Organizer Vermont Fair Food Campaign, 802-324-6560, [email protected] Massachusetts Contact: Peter Knowlton, President Northeast Region – United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America (UE), 774-264-0110, [email protected] On Tuesday, Vermont Sodexo employees will be receiving support from Massachusetts-based […]
Health statistics are alarming. Our kids are getting overweight, they use nicotine products, and they might be the first generation in the United States that will live shorter lives than their parents.
The Vermont State Colleges has joined the University of Vermont in calling on food-service provider Sodexo to hold off on the implementation of changes in the way it classifies employees. In a letter to Sodexo issued Tuesday, VSC Chancellor Tim Donovan said the colleges could not approve Sodexo’s proposed changes in assessing the status of full-time […]
rally by students from the University of Vermont, under the banner of Student Climate Culture, culminated in a direct action in front of a concurrent Board of Trustees meeting.
Members of the student activist group Student Climate Culture, along with allies from VSTEP, Students Stand Up, protested the lack of student voice on the issue of fossil fuel divestment at the University of Vermont.