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The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

UVM students and staff protesting outside of the Waterman Building April 11.

Vermont legislators speak at UVM Staff United press conference

Halsey McLaen, Assistant News Editor April 12, 2022

Three Vermont legislators spoke at a press conference held by UVM’s staff union, UVM Staff United, in support of the union’s continued efforts to negotiate a fair contract April 11.  The conference...

Staff Union contract remains in negotiation

Staff Union contract remains in negotiation

Skyeler Devlin, Cynic News Reporter April 11, 2022

UVM’s staff union failed to come to an agreement with UVM administration on the first union contract at an April 8 meeting, said Annie Valentine, UVM Staff United bargaining team member.  Negotiations...

Annie Valentine speaking during the SGA meeting March 29.

SGA unanimously votes in support of Staff Union

Shannon Turner, Cynic News Reporter April 4, 2022

SGA unanimously passed a resolution in support of UVM Staff United’s push for livable wages at their March 29 meeting. UVMSU consists of professional, office, specialized and technical staff members...

 Chrysanthemum Harrell ‘22 speaks in front of the crowd March 16. She stands among members of Staff United holding signs expressing activism.

Staff union protests for livable wages upon receiving administrative response to proposal

Staff Report March 21, 2022

Editor's note: This story was updated March 23 at 10:00 a.m. to correct base pay errors and cut outdated numbers of union representation.  UVM Staff United protested on March 17 in hopes of negotiating...

Members of UVM Staff United speak at a town hall meeting Feb. 17. The meeting took place in the Jost Foundation Room in the Davis Center.

UVM Staff United fights for livable wages

Isabelle Tanner, Cynic News Reporter February 22, 2022

Editor’s note: This story was updated Feb. 24 at 9:30 p.m. to remove the name of the Asian Student Union from those who attended the town hall meeting.  UVM’s staff union, UVM Staff United, held...

Staff union says Provost neglects diverse applicant pools

Staff union says Provost neglects diverse applicant pools

Halsey McLaen, Assistant News Editor February 7, 2022

UVM’s staff union, UVM Staff United, released a petition Jan. 24 opposing recent additions to the administration by means of internal hires, according to the petition. UVM Staff United sent the petition...

UVM staff united organizes to bargain wages, benefits and working conditions as well as equity, transparency, justice and respect at UVM according to their website.

Hundreds of UVM staff push for unionization

Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor April 16, 2021

Hundreds of UVM staff members are pushing to unionize during a time of high tension between administration and faculty for a seat at the decision-making table.  Seven hundred twenty clerical and technical...

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