S.102: Restricting Employer Rights for Mandatory Meetings and Information, Possible Good Cause Termination, and Card Check Union Elections for Certain Employers

The House General and Housing Committee will pick up where things left off last legislative session looking at labor bills.  First off for discussion this week will be S.102, which would address employers’ rights to require mandatory meetings or information about “political” (including unionization) or religious topics, and would allow card-check unionization elections for organizations […]

Online Meeting on Future of Career Technical Education in Vermont

The Governor’s Office and Agency of Education are reaching out to extend an invitation for you to participate in a presentation and discussion focused on proposed finance and governance changes to Career Technical Education (CTE) this legislative session. The presentation will be led by Agency of Education, which will be joined by partners at the […]

Second Chance Toolkit

The following is provided in cooperation with AIV’s national partners and allies at NAM and the Manufacturing Institute With workforce consistently cited (click here for NAM’s Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey: Third Quarter 2023) as the top challenge facing manufacturers; the Manufacturing Institute is leading the way in developing solutions to attract untapped sources of talent to […]

Webinar | How to MAKE Your Company Military Ready

AIV’s national partner and ally, the Manufacturing Institute, is hosting an upcoming webinar that should be of interest to many members: The Manufacturing Institute’s Heroes MAKE America program will be presenting a virtual workshop focused on “How to MAKE Your Company Military Ready.” American Manufacturing has a skills gap, and our military community can help […]

2023 Worksite Wellness Awards and Conference

The 2023 Worksite Wellness conference will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Burlington on October 24, 2023. Please contact Stephanie Bergen for more information: Stephanie.Bergen@vermont.gov. Click here to learn more about the theme, agenda, topics and speakers, and opportunities for sponsorship and exhibiting.

Extended Deadline: Worksite Wellness Award Application Now Open

The 2023 Worksite Wellness Award Application is open (click here)! These awards recognize awardees in four categories. Applications will be scored based on employer size. We recognize the impacts of the pandemic on worksite wellness initiatives and there is space on the application to share about these impacts. The application deadline has been extended to […]

Workforce Training Grants Available to On-Board and Upskill Staff 

The Vermont Training Program (VTP) helps fund innovative solutions to today’s workforce challenges.  VTP grants can cover up to 50% of expenses related to training and up-skilling staff, including employee wages for time spent training on the job. Training can be on-site or through an outside provider and funds can even be used to establish […]

Survey Regarding Returning to Work After the Pandemic

In March, the Vermont Department of Labor contributed a series of questions to a statewide poll in order to learn more about the population of Vermonters that were in the labor force prior to the pandemic but have yet to return. In particular, VDOL was interested in why people have not returned. Click here for […]

Updated Guidance and Resources from the USDOL/OSHA

Good Jobs Summit USDOL spearheaded the Good Jobs Summit this week. The summit highlighted government policies it believes empower working people. The Departments of Labor and Commerce also released Good Jobs Principles.  Click here to watch the summit, and click here to find the Good Jobs Principles.  To learn more about the Good Jobs Initiative, […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web

Economic Indicators.  US Census Bureau 6/3 NAM Pushes for Smart SEC Cyber Rule.  NAM 6/3 “The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has proposed a rule that would impose new cybersecurity disclosure requirements on manufacturers—and the NAM is pushing to make those requirements work better. . . .” Productivity and Costs.  Bureau of Labor Statistics 6/2  […]