High Road Economic Development

New Social Contract: Solutions Built by & for Our Communities

Kate Logan, of Rights & Democracy, and Cathy Albisa of the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI), discuss the need for a broad discussion and organizing leading to the creation of A New Social Contract: Collective Solutions Built by and for Communities.

Why Workers Need an Industrial Policy Not Tariffs

Peter Knowlton, General President of the United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America (UE), explains that Trump’s proposed tariffs are not an effective strategy for reviving American manufacturing jobs.

Raise the Wage

Isaac Grimm, Vermont Rights & Democracy's Political Engagement Director, and Raise the Wage coalition coordinator, reviews the legislature's Report of the Minimum Wage and Benefits Cliff Study Committee, and explains why moving to a $15/hour minimum wage by 2020 will contribute to the overall well-being of our families, communities, businesses and state.

Why Vermonters Need a Higher Minimum Wage

Vermont State Senator and Progressive Party Chair, Anthony Pollina, explains that, “low wages and stagnant incomes are hurting many Vermont families and our Vermont economy. No one who works should live in poverty. And, raising wages is one of the most effective ways to overcome poverty, protect Vermonters from Trump’s cuts and create an economy that works better for all of us.”

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