Vermont National Education Association

Unions vs. school boards: Who has upper hand in bargaining?

Local officials feel overmatched by the union’s million-dollar team of strategists. The union says it needs the help to counter the education establishment and practice a fundamental right.

Vermont-NEA: Legislative Plan to Harness Savings from New Health Insurance Plans Protects Collective Bargaining for Educators

News Release — Vermont-National Education Association May 11, 2017 Contact: Darren Allen 802.224.2403 (office) 802.839.8618 MONTPELIER – Legislative leaders today presented a plan that would generate the property tax savings sought by Gov. Phil Scott without the need to erode the collective bargaining rights of educators or to strip power from locally elected and accountable […]

Critics say rule that would allow teachers to opt out of health care exchange is unfair

Sen. Vince Illuzzi said he is concerned that large businesses will have a wider variety of plans to choose from while choices for small businesses will be limited.

Bennington teachers set October 19 strike date

Bennington area teachers on Wednesday authorized a strike to begin October 19 unless the boards of the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union stay at the negotiating table and reach a settlement.

Vermont NEA: Boards refuse to negotiate contract terms, choosing instead to dictate union behavior

Bennington area teachers are disappointed that the boards of the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union refused to negotiate terms of a potential contract and instead insisted on curtailing union activity.

Addison Northeast teachers, boards to meet Wednesday

For Information: Heather Parkhurst 802.578.7729 or Darren Allen 802.223.6375 (office) 802.839.8618 (cell) February 1, 2011 BRISTOL – In the wake of last week’s strike authorization vote by the members of the Addison Northeast Education Association, representatives from teachers and the boards will meet tomorrow evening. Before the session, members of the union will stage a […]

Chittenden South teachers applaud continued negotiations

For Information: Christopher Hood 802.777.9104 or Darren Allen 802.223.6375 (office) 802.839.8618 (cell) February 1, 2011 HINESBURG – The teachers of Chittenden South Supervisory Union on Tuesday were pleased that the districts’ boards decided to continue contract talks. “We are hopeful by deciding to talk to us, the boards are as serious as we are at […]