Letter to the editor: Minimum wage boost needed

Last week, on March 29, Vermont senior U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., was grilling Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz on the illegal union-busting activities used by that corporation.

Vermont minimum wage set to rise

Vermont’s minimum wage will increase by 63 cents per hour on the first day of 2023, the Vermont Department of Labor announced last week.

Minimum wage in Vermont going up

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Department of Labor announced Thursday, Oct. 1, an increase to the State’s minimum wage. Beginning Jan. 1, 2021, the State’s minimum wage will increase $0.79, from $10.96 to $11.75 per hour. The calculation for this increase is in … (read more)

Vermont minimum wage to increase in 2021

MONTPELIER —Vermont’s minimum wage is going up. Beginning Jan. 1, 2021, the state’s minimum wage will increase 79 center per hour, from $10.96 to $11.75 per hour, Vermont Department of Labor announced. The calculation for this increase is in accordance wi … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Minimum wage hike welcomed

On Tuesday, Feb. 25, the Vermont legislature successfully overrode Governor Scott’s veto of S.23, giving hardworking Vermonters the raise they desperately need and deserve. This bill is significant for a few reasons. It will have its greatest impact on th … (read more)

House overrides minimum wage veto

MONTPELIER — The Vermont House on Tuesday voted to override Gov. Phil Scott’s veto of a bill that would raise the minimum wage from $10.96 to $12.55 by 2022. In a 100-49 vote, Democrats were able to just meet the two-thirds majority needed to counteract S … (read more)

Legislators: Vetoes hurt Vermont affordability

MIDDLEBURY — Local lawmakers on Monday warned that Gov. Phil Scott’s recent veto of bills aimed at increasing the minimum wage and creating a paid family leave program will make it harder to accomplish one of his top priorities: Attracting and retaining m … (read more)

Editorial: Is a ‘grand bargain’ possible here?

As Vermont Democrats regain their footing in the upcoming session and promise to pass legislation addressing a livable minimum wage and affordable family leave policies, they could benefit from studying what the Massachusetts Legislature passed in 2018.  … (read more)