May 21, 2018

Dems support early educators

The Vermont Democratic Party State Committee unanimously passed a resolution in support of early childhood educators’ right to organize at a meeting in Randolph last Saturday, according to a press release from Vermont Early Educators United-AFT. The resolution states that the party “supports collective bargaining rights in Vermont for all workers,” and refers to the efforts of thousands of early childhood educators who are organizing to pass legislation, S.29/H.97, this year, and recognizes the importance of early childhood education for children’s future success in school and as adults. This legislation recognizes early educators’ right to negotiate with the state regarding issues such as subsidy reimbursement rates and professional development. The bill passed the House by a vote of 90 to 54 last session and is currently under consideration in the Senate, according to the release.


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