Posts filed under: Livable Wage

Growing up poor in rural Vermont, I always knew that my family had less than some of my friends and the families on TV. I built assumptions based on my experiences and observations. The store clerk looked at me differently...
Since Bernie ran for president, there has been nationwide talk about our desperate need to get Big Money out of our elections, and the need for public financing of campaigns.  Ironically, back home in Vermont, the Attorney General has set back...
Poverty impacts our communities in both big and small ways. And many of us have experienced poverty at one time or another in our lives. Equity Solutions brings people together for a deeper understanding of the root causes of poverty...
Come check out our Mindfulness for Activists event on Thursday September 28th and October 5th from 6 to 8pm at Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg, Vermont. In order to keep taking on injustice, we need to develop a...
The Livable Wage Ordinance review process has included four committee meetings so far that were largely dedicated to better understanding this ordinance and how it is currently working. The first was on June 13th with a report back from Eileen...
Happy May Day! Celebrate worker solidarity and human rights by checking in about on livable wage in Burlington and take action! The Peace & Justice Center works toward social justice and has focused on economic justice issues as a core...
As the legislative session draws to a close, we wanted to give you a quick update on the H.382, the Paid Sick Days Bill that would allow all hard working Vermonters to earn up to 56 hours of paid sick...
With 106,000 hard-working Vermonters lacking paid sick days, it is crucial to the health of our community that H.382 on Paid Sick Days gets passed. We all get sick and we all care for our loved ones who are sick....
The Peace & Justice Center has released the newest installment of the long running Vermont Job Gap Study.  The first new phase since 2006, the report is the first part of a three part Phase 10 series “Toward a New...