Over 500 faculty, staff and students turned out for the “Higher Education Funding” rallies at Castleton, Johnson, Lyndon and Vermont Tech on October 20th!At least 500 signed petitions in support of “Better Funding for the State Colleges and we had great media coverage.
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.
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.
United Professions AFT VT Members at May 1st Healthcare is a Human Right Rally
United Professions AFT VT was the largest contingent at the May 1st Healthcare is a Human Right march and rally. Thousands of Vermonters converged on the statehouse on May 1st in a demonstration to show that Vermont should be the first state to demand healthcare as a human right.