Delegates to the AFT Vermont convention ratified the platform for the 2021-22 legislative session. The platform includes:
Vermont leaders are sounding the alarm on highly regressive cuts being made to non-tenured faculty (lecturers) and staff at the University of Vermont.
The UVM administration plan a 25% pay cut to over 70 full-time lecturers. These educators make a little over $60,000 per year, on average. Many teach hundreds of students per semester. Part-time lecturers and staff members also face cuts. Lecturers make up more than half the UVM faculty.
As nurses, healthcare professionals, faculty and higher education professionals in Vermont we are heartbroken and angry about the latest killing in Minnesota by the police of George Floyd, an unarmed black man.
On Friday, April 19th, the Vermont State Colleges' Administration announced a plan to close at the end of this semester: