Urge your state legislators to co-sponsor workers' rights bills in Vermont
Workers deserve more rights
We live in a culture where corporations simply have too much power. Currently, they can:
- Ask us to sign away our rights
- Push us out of our jobs for any reason or no reason
- Work while grieving a loved one
- Check our credit in the hiring process
- Fail to conduct investigations for reports of sexual harassment
- Discriminate against those suffering from domestic violence
- Retaliate against injured workers
- Make it difficult for us to leave toxic workplaces when our healthcare is tied to our jobs
- Silence us when we've been abused
- Pay some workers below minimum wage
- Not grant sufficient sick leave amid COVID-19
- Conduct abusive scheduling practices
- Avoid accountability for discrimination through wages and promotions
- Steal wages
- Block public employees from striking
- Ask about our desired salary ranges, which has a discriminatory impact
- Verbally abuse and sabotage workers with zero accountability
We can change this toxic culture for workers through by passing these bills into law:
Criminal history, H228
This bill will prohibit discrimination based on an individual's criminal history.
Minimum wage, H258
This bill will increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour.
Paid family leave, S65, H134, H351 (preferred changes to the act)
This bill will provide paid parental and family leave and the option to obtain paid medical leave coverage for one's own illness.
Racial and social equity, H401, H405, H406
These bills will promote racial equity in economic opportunity and cultural empowerment.
The bill will require employers to provide hourly employees with reasonable scheduling rules around notice and other issues.