contract negotiations

Burlington School Board: Union won’t negotiate in public

BURLINGTON — The Burlington School Board is crying foul because it says the city’s teachers union is refusing to hold public negotiations for its upcoming contract. “The people of Burlington want transparency,” said board Chair Mark Porter in a statement Monday. “We’ve made a concerted effort from the beginning to follow the same open negotiation […]

UVM faculty union blasts spending on executives, managers

BURLINGTON — As contract negotiations get underway between the University of Vermont and the union representing faculty, the union says the school is spending too much on managers and executives and not enough on professors. The current three-year contract expires June 30. The University of Vermont chapter of United Academics/AFT cites a study by the […]

Burlington says pension fund reforms saved tax money

Changes include increased contributions from employees, new investment management and a difference in the way future needs are calculated.

UVM reaches contract deal with campus police union

BURLINGTON — The University of Vermont has reached a three-year contract agreement with the union representing its campus police and dispatchers, the college said Tuesday. The deal, with the Chauffeurs, Teamsters, Warehousemen and Helpers Union No. 597, includes wage increases of 2 percent for the fiscal year that began July 1 and each of the […]

Burlington School Board offers pay-for-benefits tradeoff

The district and the Burlington Education Association presented arguments for their respective positions before a neutral fact finder recently in hopes of jump-starting stalled contract negotiations.

Sanders urges FairPoint to return to the bargaining table

Over 2,000 employees in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine went on strike Oct. 17 after contract negotiations with the communications employer broke down.

UVM maintenance workers ratify contract

BURLINGTON — Service and maintenance workers at the University of Vermont have ratified a contract with the school, UVM announced Friday. The contract gives workers an overall pay increase of 8 percent over three years, including a 2.25 percent raise retroactive to July 1. Non-represented staff and faculty also will receive a retroactive upward adjustment of […]

Felicia Kornbluh: More at stake than wages

The most significant points of disagreement between United Academics and senior UVM administrators are philosophical and moral.

UVM, faculty declare impasse in contract negotiations

The University of Vermont and its 800 unionized faculty have started classes without a contract to replace one that expired June 30. Salaries and health insurance are the main sticking points. The talks next move to a fact finder.

CCTA reaffirms contract goals and offers clarifications

As CCTA and the drivers’ Union prepare to engage in a mediated negotiation session on Friday, February 21, CCTA would like to reiterate its goals for a new three-year collective bargaining agreement and to offer clarifications on several issues.