The Third Plumber: Hiring Independent Contractors and Creating a Portable Benefit Economy
Misclassification is a major problem in our economy – it hurts workers, businesses that are following the rules, and the sustainability of state programs. At the same time, new business models are challenging the traditional employment system as more Vermonters work as independent contractors. How can Vermont balance the need for a fair and equitable […]
Work Without Poverty: Fighting Income Inequality with Good Jobs
The growing gap between the rich and the poor has disastrous consequences for our economy and communities. Can Vermont be a leader in encouraging the creation and development of jobs that have strong benefits and pay a living wage? What role does a higher minimum wage and enhanced family policies play in rebuilding the middle […]
The End of the Employer Health Care System and the Business Case for Health Care Reform
Employee health insurance is a major expense for businesses – and the costs continue to rise each year. The employer-based health care system is clearly not sustainable, but what will replace it? And what role will businesses play in supporting that new system? VBSR has advocated for health care reform for 25 years – and […]
Early Screening From the Ashes With Special Guests!
Announcing an advanced film screening of From The Ashes on June 22 in Burlington! The screening will feature special guests: Film Producer Sidney Beaumont, Sierra Club President Loren Blackford and Institute for Sustainable Communities VP of U.S. Programs Steve Nicholas. Join us for a powerful film and stay for a lively discussion. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/advanced-screening-from-the-ashes-tickets-34984185641 […]