Raise the Wage Coalition's Letter to Gov. Scott

January 31, 2020 Dear Governor Phil Scott: It is time for you to make good on promises to make Vermont livable for everyone—regardless of their community or county. A long-overdue raise in Vermont’s minimum wage to $12.55 an hour by 2022 will benefit close to 40,000 people in Vermont: families struggling to meet their bills … More Raise the Wage Coalition's Letter to Gov. Scott

Raise the Wage Coalition Press Release

Vermonters Urge Lawmakers to Enact a Livable Minimum Wage by 2024 MONTPELIER – The members of the Raise The Wage Coalition believe that working Vermonters deserve dignified, equitable working conditions, and anyone working 40 hours a week ought to be able to afford their basic needs. The Vermont Raise the Wage Coalition – comprised of … More Raise the Wage Coalition Press Release

Raise the Wage Principles for 2020

The members of the Raise The Wage Coalition believe that working Vermonters deserve dignified, equitable working conditions. Anyone working 40 hours a week ought to be able to afford their basic needs. Our state’s working standards should reflect the needs of working Vermonters and demonstrate that Vermont upholds the following principles: Working people deserve both … More Raise the Wage Principles for 2020

Spiritual and Social Justice Leaders Aim to ‘Raise the Wage’

“Most religious communities aim to lift the spirit. The nearly 50 congregations that make up Vermont Interfaith Action are adding another intention: “Raise the Wage.” The group hopes to combat income inequity through a new campaign to persuade state lawmakers to boost workers’ pay from the current minimum of $9.60 an hour to $15 by … More Spiritual and Social Justice Leaders Aim to ‘Raise the Wage’

A Framework for Progress

Released on September 6th, 2016 by the Public Assets Institute, a Framework for Progress is a companion document to the State of Working Vermont report, released in December 2015, which provides the data and analysis behind these recommendations. We acknowledge Vermonters’ well-being also requires racial justice, environmental quality, protection of workers’ rights, and gender equality, which … More A Framework for Progress