Nurses are held in high regard. Gallup's Annual Honesty and Ethics Poll Shows Nurses are again at the top for the 11th year in a row!
United Professions joined with the Vermont Workers' Center and several other organizations for the first day of the Vermont legislature to advocate for Healthcare as a Human Right. Mari Cordes, President of the Vermont Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals was the MC for the event.
How did we decide which candidates to support in the gubernatorial election?
Our political committee put together a questionnaire on the issues that we identified as being our top priorities. We sent the questionnaires to the Republican, the Progressive and the five Democratic candidates.
We then invited all the candidates who returned their questionnaires to come in for follow-up interviews. When we completed those, we considered their written responses as well as their interview performance. It was clear to us that several of the candidates were worthy of support.
Regardless of which candidate you support please do vote! Your voice should be heard.
Vermont Medical Team Visits Haiti
To Plan Mission for New, Permanent Union-Run Clinic
A team of medical professionals from Vermont traveled to Haiti on Wednesday, July 27 to gather information on the healthcare needs in order to establish a union-run clinic and provide healthcare skills training, in collaboration with the global union federation, Public Services International (PSI) and its affiliate in Haiti, the Confederation of Workers in the Public and Private Sectors.