Is Vermont the next anti-union state?
In his first few months in office, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has proposed level funding for K-12 education, which could weaken teachers’ collective bargaining power. Scott’s moves have elements in common with the strategy of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and other Republican governors who have launched bitter fights with public sector unions. We explore whether Vermont is part of a national campaign to undermine unions. “Take this fight seriously and unite and push back harder than you’ve every pushed back before,” warns Wisconsin union leader Amy Mizialko.Martha Allen, Amy Mizialko, President, Vermont chapter of the National Education Association; Vice President, Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association, respectively