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Employer health insurance is employee compensation

Employer-sponsored health insurance is a misnomer. Money that an employer putatively “contributes” to a company health insurance plan is simply employee compensation in another form.

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Employer health insurance is employee compensation

Employer-sponsored health insurance is a misnomer. Money that an employer putatively “contributes” to a company health insurance plan is simply employee compensation in another form.

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Pipeline 9: Do you want to pay for it? Vermont Gas Systems’ Ratepayer Petition to the Public Service Board

It is arguable that environmental justice is the issue of the time. Without deep societal change, we will eventually obliterate ourselves as well as most of the earth’s ecosystems and other species. While environmental catastrophes are rising, they are impacting certain populations more than others, locally and globally. Therefore as we work to mitigate climate change, we must simultaneously work for social and economic justice. Because of the intersecting nature of all injustice, there is no absolute distinction between environmental, economic or social justice.

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Reflections on Vermont’s First Loving Day and Growing up Multiracial

BY Samantha Grise, PJC Intern
O n June 7, 2014, something truly beautiful occurred. I was moved and excited by the birth of a new celebration for Vermonters to revel in. I joined with members of our community as Vermont celebrated its first ever Loving Day. Loving Day is a national celebration of the 1967 court hearing Loving v. Virginia which made it illegal for states to have or enforce laws banning interracial marriage.

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Film Screening Tomorrow Night


Tomorrow join the Peace & Justice Center and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) for a screening of the documentary “Orgasm Inc” at the Friends Meeting House (173 North Prospect St) at 6:30 p.m. An inter-generational discussion between WILPF and younger generations of feminist activists will follow the screening. Get ready to talk about the film, and Liz Canner’s upcoming visit to UVM campus to discuss her newest film on the Dartmouth College rape cases.

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A new year starts in July

July 1 marks the beginning of Vermont’s fiscal year, and our FY2015 Vermont State Budget Chartbook shows the milestones in the development of the budget for the new fiscal year. The final $5.59 billion appropriations bill for this year represents a 4.1 percent increase ($222 million) over adjusted spending for fiscal 2014. (Midway through each fiscal year, typically in January or February, the Legislature makes changes to various expenditures it had authorized in the original appropriations bill.)

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A new year starts in July

July 1 marks the beginning of Vermont’s fiscal year, and our FY2015 Vermont State Budget Chartbook shows the milestones in the development of the budget for the new fiscal year. The final $5.59 billion appropriations bill for this year represents a 4.1 percent increase ($222 million) over adjusted spending for fiscal 2014. (Midway through each fiscal year, typically in January or February, the Legislature makes changes to various expenditures it had authorized in the original appropriations bill.)

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Drones 101 Presentation and Screening of Wounds of Waziristan in Barre

On Monday, July 14th from 6pm to 7:30pm join Central Vermont WILPF and the Peace & Justice Center at the Aldrich Public Library, 6 Washington Street in Barre for an evening of education and discussion centered on drones as a political and moral issue. The evening will begin with the Peace & Justice Center’s “Drones 101 Presentation” created by Lydia Bates and presented by Michaela Herrmann.

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Opening the White Curtain

By Andréa Martin, PJC Intern
Part of why I am so proud to call myself a Vermonter is because my state has always been a progressive leader. In July of 1777, we became the first colony to outlaw slavery. But was racial justice really addressed then and is it addressed today? Nearly 240 years later, why is it that I only just begun to realize that racism still exists?

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