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Should Sodexo unionize? No: unionizing decreases pay and doesn’t increase workers’ benefits

Should Sodexo unionize? No: unionizing decreases pay and doesn’t increase workers’ benefits

Emily Johnston

March 8, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

Unionizing is unnecessary — it is clear Sodexo tries its best to create a stable, happy work environment for employees and a union would only create more problems on campus. First-year Kathryn Jones, who recently quit working at Brennan’s, one of Sodexo’s restaurants on campus, discussed the workfl...

Should Sodexo unionize? Yes: unionizing protects workers’ rights and guarantees local jobs

Should Sodexo unionize? Yes: unionizing protects workers’ rights and guarantees local jobs

Chris Harrell

March 8, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

The UVM administration has not been inspiring much confidence in its employees lately. The College of Arts and Sciences is facing a budget cut that is going to lay off 13 percent of non-tenure track professors and lecturers. And by all accounts, they “don’t give a shit” about doing it, accordi...

Response: Agency fees are theft

Joey Brown

May 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion

In response to professor Felicia Kornbluh’s letter published last week: Kornbluh’s assertion that agency fees are used solely for collective bargaining and policy proposal — and, therefore, such coercion is permissible — is an exercise in question-begging. It assumes collective bargaining ...

Understanding the agency feed and union dues in response to last week’s piece

April 28, 2016


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear editor,I write with concern about a serious misrepresentation that appeared in the column of Joseph Brown in your latest is-sue (“Leftist fallacies,” April 13, 2016).Brown writes that, “unions have free reign to . . . steal money from their workers in non right-to-work states and donate ...

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