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Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility
Some business interests see added costs, unexpected consequences; advocates say it will prevent workers from ending up on welfare.
Posted in Business & Economy | Tagged Bill Driscoll, Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce, chamber of commerce, George Malek, h.208. statehouse, legislature, public hearing, sick leave, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, Vermont House
No longer do I simply think of opportunity and growth as I consider expanding my business; I must also think of the burden of the $3 to $7 an hour in addition to wages that I pay for health insurance for my employees.
Jeffery Wolfe, who founded the large-scale solar company groSolar, told President Pro Tem John Campbell, D-Windsor, that if he continued to support S.30 he could expect some serious political backlash.
Kunin argues that while businesses used to think of it as an “infringement on their prerogatives, it isn’t a polarizing debate when it’s seen as a family friendly policy.”
Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) today announced that the Business Energy Action challenge is off to a successful start for 2013. With the support of two federal grants, VBSR launched the Business Energy Action challenge which focuses on reducing thermal and electrical consumption, primarily through energy efficiency.
A lobbyist who represents dairy groups said the bill has an “ice cream truck sized exemption” for 60 percent to 70 percent of foods. “We kind of feel like this is the largest, state-sponsored, consumer-deception bill we’ve ever seen.”
Posted in Food & Agriculture | Tagged Dairy Farmers Working Together, GE foods, genetically engineered, genetically modified organisms, United Dairy Farmers of Vermont, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, Vermont legislature, Vermont Public Interest Research Group
Over the years, the cost to Main Street Landing to provide this benefit has been very small compared to the benefit of overall better health and wellbeing, loyalty and general happiness of our employees.
Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility: Shumlin administration’s lack of details on single payer financing plan is sowing fear and misinformation
Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility officials say the Shumlin administration’s decision to delay the tax plan for a publicly financed health care system is creating uncertainty for businesses and has led to the spread of misinformation. Dan Barlow, a lobbyist for VBSR, a statewide business trade organization that advances economic, social and environmental business ethics, [...]
VBSR supports wind energy development
Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) is pleased to announce a new weekly radio show. “The Vermont Conversation,” with host David Goodman, airs on WDEV radio every Wednesday from 1-2 PM, and goes in-depth with the most interesting innovators, changer makers, business leaders, politicians and activists in Vermont and around the country.