George Lovell, Vermont AFL-CIO president, and Dennis LaBounty, Political Director for the Vermont AFL-CIO, assess the legislative session from the perspective of working Vermonters. Workers rights and collective bargaining are under attack throughout the world, but particularly in the USA. However, in Vermont working people, through their organizations, have made some important political gains in this biennium. The Vermont Legislature is getting credit for raising the state minimum wage.
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.