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For Immediate Release: 7 October 2021
Contact: Keith Brunner, 802-363-9615,

UVM Medical Center imaging technologists ratify agreement

Burlington -- Imaging technologists at UVM Medical Center today announced that after months of organizing and bargaining, they ratified a negotiated agreement enabling them to be covered under the existing Technical Professional contract, with additional protections and improvements specific to their work.

In March, technologists voted overwhelmingly to join the other 2,400 UVM Medical Center nurses and technicians who are members of


Members and leaders of AFT Vermont said today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of wealthy and corporate interests attempts to silence workers and their unions. This decision will not stop AFT Vermont from working to build a better life for themselves, those they serve and their communities.

"We will continue to build our union," said Linda Olson, a member of the Vermont State Colleges Faculty Federation and Vice President of Higher Education, AFT Vermont. "As union faculty and staff at Vermont's public colleges and universities, we organize for fair salary, quality healthcare, and free in


For Immediate Release: September 27, 2021

Contact: Matt McGrath, 802-373-0133,

Staff Union at Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE) ratifies first contract with employer. 

Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine - After months of bargaining, staff and management have reached an agreement on a first contract. The agreement has been ratified by the union membership.

The staff union made significant economic progress including raising the minimum wage from $15/hr to $17.50, including $18/min for all existing employees. 

Bargaining team member Dana Keyes-Gibbons from


I believe in them pure and simple. Our union stood tall and proud in support of each other, sharing the love and support.Pamela Munsell, RN, Adult Primary Care South Burlington, UVMMC


I worked at NMC for over 5 years. Despite making more money per hour there, I still left. I left because of managements practices. It’s very much a small town good old boys club where favoritism reigns. There is no fairness and equality for employees. Discipline and raises are based on how solid your friendship is with the current boss. Constantly forced to “be flexible” and take more

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.


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.

Last week UVM Police


Burlington, VT 5/29/18—Today, the full-time members of United Academics, the faculty union of the University of Vermont, voted overwhelmingly to ratify the agreement reached with the administration for a contract after fifteen months of negotiation.

Faculty won an 8.5% salary increases over the three years of the contract (2.5% the first year, and 3% the following two years), increased pay for promotions and summer teaching, a workload reduction for non-tenure-track faculty, and more. Administration proposals to reduce faculty control over their intellectual property were rebuffed, and benefits


We have a signed CAP program that provides bonuses of $1000-$2000 per year to RNs who attain and maintain a higher level of clinical practice.  Details can be found here.


AFT Vermont today joined with thousands of other AFT members across the country to Reclaim the Promise of public higher education, early education, and affordable, accessible health care. The group launched its 2014 legislative agenda and celebrated the support of two key Vermont state senators.

Watch the video here.

AFT Vermont President Ben Johnson kicked off the event, saying, "December the 9th is a Day of Action, and so on this occasion, we want to look forward to some of the things we will be doing this year to Reclaim the Promise of public higher education and early education." 

Nan Reid of


View the 40th Anniversary video of the Vermont State Colleges Faculty Federation, AFT hereTogether we can reclaim the promise.