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labor http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/528/all en Porter nurses ratify first-ever union contract http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412porter-nurses-ratify-first-ever-union-contract <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The first-ever contract signed between Porter Medical Center (PMC) and its nurses will, among other things, grant salary increases of 2 percent during each of the three years of the pact.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27704">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412porter-nurses-ratify-first-ever-union-contract" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County contract labor nurses Porter Medical Center union Wed, 31 Dec 2014 15:11:19 +0000 Zach Despart 27704 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Salisbury looks into farm worker housing http://www.addisonindependent.com/201210salisbury-looks-farm-worker-housing <p> SALISBURY &mdash; The Salisbury Development Review Board is trying to solve an issue with a local dairy farmer and the housing he provides for his farm workers.</p> <p> Randy Quesnel owns a dairy farm on Creek Road in West Salisbury and employs a number of farm workers who live on the property. The problem is, Salisbury Zoning Administrator Jon Filion has issued at least two notices of violation to Quesnel for housing the farm workers in inadequate quarters that violate local and state statute.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13423">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201210salisbury-looks-farm-worker-housing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Salisbury agriculture Featured labor Salisbury DRB Mon, 01 Oct 2012 14:11:01 +0000 13423 at http://www.addisonindependent.com RetailVision to close; 25 Middlebury jobs to be lost http://www.addisonindependent.com/201208retailvision-close-25-middlebury-jobs-be-lost <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Magazine sales promotion company RetailVision will close its doors in Middlebury&rsquo;s industrial park at the end of October, a move that will eliminate around 25 local jobs.</p> <p> &ldquo;We did announce last week to our employees in Vermont that we will be shutting down that office by end of October,&rdquo; Stephanie Justice, chief administrative officer of RetailVision&rsquo;s Florida-based corporate owner, Source Interlink Companies (SIM), said in an Aug. 9 e-mail response to the <em>Addison Independent</em>.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12828">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201208retailvision-close-25-middlebury-jobs-be-lost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury business Featured jobs labor Mon, 13 Aug 2012 15:00:05 +0000 John Flowers 12828 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Legislation aims to reform dairy labor law http://www.addisonindependent.com/201105legislation-aims-reform-dairy-labor-law <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andrea Suozzo </div> </div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> VERMONT &mdash; Labor has long been an issue for dairy farmers, but Vermont&rsquo;s congressional delegation is seeking to alleviate some of that pressure with changes to federal guest worker policy.</p> <p> At present, guest workers from other countries are limited to a one-year visa; and dairy farms, as non-seasonal operations, are barred from hiring through the program. The H-2A Improvement Act proposes changes to the current seasonal worker visa program that would allow dairy farmers to hire guest workers legally for a period of three years.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7898">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201105legislation-aims-reform-dairy-labor-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont agriculture dairy labor migrant workers Thu, 12 May 2011 18:00:11 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 7898 at http://www.addisonindependent.com