News release — Vermont Commission on Women
April 18, 2013
Join the Vermont Commission on Women (VCW), in partnership with the University of Vermont Women’s and Gender Studies program, at a special panel discussion concerning paid sick days for Vermont workers. The panel discussion will be held on Monday, April 22nd from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the John Dewey Memorial Lounge in the Old Mill building next to Royal Tyler Theater on UVM’s campus green.
We’re bringing together a wide range of perspectives in order to encourage a broad conversation about Vermont’s current labor practices around paid time off policies, the dynamics of Vermont’s employers and labor force, and the issue of paid sick and safe days from a policy perspective. This facilitated conversation will focus on panelists’ perspectives, concerns, and needs as related to the idea of policy reform in Vermont, with the goal of increasing everyone’s understanding of all sides of the issue.
Kristin Carlson of WCAX will moderate the panel, and panelists will include legislators, representatives from the VT Chamber of Commerce and VT Businesses for Social Responsibility, the VT Paid Sick Days Coalition, the UVM Women’s and Gender Studies program, and others. Ellen Bravo from the national coalition Family Values at Work will also be in attendance to share some national perspective.
Refreshments will be served.
Seating is limited, and RSVPs are requested: Lilly Talbert, [email protected] or 802-828-2841
Parking: Jeffords and Waterman parking lots, as well as the Gutterson garage offer pay-by-space parking at $1.00 per hour via kiosks.
To request accommodations such as seating, interpreting, etc. for this event, please contact Conference and Event Services at [email protected] or 802-656-5665 in advance of the event.
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