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I hope you are all staying safe and healthy in this dystopian moment. I have been working with the patient population affected by this pandemic and it has been eye opening how ill- prepared we were as a country to deal with something of this magnitude. We need to continue to push to get front line workers the supplies and equipment they need. We need to make sure our Higher Ed colleagues are not being punished for circumstances beyond their control.

As the Covid-19 crisis is unfolding, AFT Vermont members are organizing and fighting for ourselves, our families, our students and our patients.

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On May 9th, 2019, a majority of the 100 Professional Staff at the Community Health Centers of Burlington voted YES to organize a union with AFT Vermont.
This group of staff includes Healthcare Providers (Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners), Behavioral Health / Social Work Staff and Registered Nurses. 

Community Health United: Our mission is to let every voice be heard and to show every worker respect, so that our patients benefit from that same healing sense of belonging. We believe in each other, and our ability to contribute constructively to the decisions that affect our

Randi Weingarten and NYC teacher Tamara Simpson

Attacks on public education in America by extremists and culture-war peddling politicians have reached new heights (“lows” may be more apt), but they are not new. The difference today is that the attacks are intended not just to undermine public education but to destroy it.


Click here for the printable AFT Vermont Lobby Days 2019.

Wednesday, January 30: 11a-5:30 (4p Reception for Legislators)

Wednesday, February 20: 7:30a-1p (8a Coffee for Legislators

Wednesday, March 20: 10a-2p

For all Legislative Action Days

* Orientation/Update
* Meet with your State Senators and Representatives
* Noon: Working Vermont Legislative Caucus

* Hearings on key bills (if possible)
* Next steps—take the fight back to your workplace & legislative district


AFT Vermont members  have ratified a  2019-20 Legislative Agenda that includes:

* Free Tuition at VSC and UVM for all Vermonters

* Improve

United Academics is pleased to announce that the UVM part-time faculty membership has voted to ratify a new part-time faculty collective bargaining agreement. Our bargaining team has been in negotiations with UVM's administration for over 6 months, and we are appreciative of the work of both teams and the mutual willingness to compromise to achieve a fair contract for UVM's part-time faculty. Gains in this contract include a 8.75% pay raise over 3 years, a $2000 promotion bonus, increased professional development funds

We, the undersigned University of Vermont (UVM) faculty, write in support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and all survivors of sexual assault. We also write against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and against the toxic conditions of gender, sexual, and racial inequality and violence that have been fomented by the country’s highest office holders. These are the toxic conditions that gave rise to Kavanaugh’s nomination and that his elevation to the Supreme Court would reinforce, including at the University of Vermont and in our wider community.

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