EQUAL TIME is where Vermonters talk about issues ignored by the corporate media—mothers opposing toxic pollution, workers fighting for decent jobs, nurses working for health care reform, students speaking out about their education, farmers struggling against corporate agribusiness, and more.

Quebec: Growing Resistance to Attacks on Public Sector Workers & Services

Philippe de Grosbois, a post-secondary school teacher and member of his local union executive, discusses the growing resistance in Quebec to the Liberal Party government's attempts to impose wage freezes on state workers and cut social services. On October 3rd some 150,000 trade unionists, their families, students, and supporters poured into the streets of Montreal from all over Quebec to protest the attack on public-sector workers and government services.

Building a Moral Economy

Debbie Ingram of Vermont Interfaith Action, a faith-based, grassroots coalition of congregations organizing to make compassion and social justice a reality for all Vermonters, discuses the regional meetings they are holding, partnering with the Public Assets Institute, to present information about the state's economy and highlight the lack of equity that exists in Vermont. Action steps to address this disparity will be outlined.

Working People Doing It for Ourselves

Mari Cordes, a proud union nurse, explains why she and other working Vermonters are considering running for political office. Given the political record of Vermont's current political class, it's time for our organizations and working class people to become our own champions. Ben Palkowski talks about the new Vermont Labor Candidate School's mission to increase the number of pro-worker elected office holders in Vermont.

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