Vermont State Colleges Professional Employees Vote For Union

first_imgVermont State Colleges (VSC) professional employees voted to unionize with the American Federation of Teachers’ Vermont affiliate,United Professions of Vermont (UPV).In two elections administered by the Vermont Labor Relations Board, a majority of employees who voted, voted to be represented by the UnitedProfessions of Vermont/AFT. In a 75 to 28 vote the Professional, Administrative, and Technical employees voted in favor of unionization andin a 30 to 14 vote the Supervisory employees voted for the union. The election took place at the four campus based State Colleges: Johnson State College, Lyndon State College, Vermont Technical College, and Castleton State College.United Professions of Vermont/AFT already represents all the full-time and part-time faculty at the Vermont State Colleges.United Professions of Vermont/AFT has been working with the VSC white collar workers for well over 18 months as they have sought to organize for improved compensation, protections against benefit cuts, and for a voice in the decision making process.United Professions of Vermont/AFT petitioned the Vermont Labor Relations Board for representation in May of 2001 and went through a lengthy hearingprocess before the Board to resolve unit disputes between the employer and the union.Today’s election at the Vermont State Colleges comes one year after United Professions of Vermont/AFT successfully organized the entire full-time faculty at the University of Vermont. In addition to representing over 1700 higher education professionals in Vermont, United Professions of Vermont/AFT also the registered nurses at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, and the teachers and staff at Mill River High School.last_img

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