Enrique Balcazar

Immigrant rights have been under vicious attack by the Trump administration. Many undocumented Americans worry every day about their status in this country, deportations and enforcement are on the rise, and countless individuals deal with daily exploitation and injustice at work. Despite the incredible gains made by farmworker unions like… Read More»

The people who work on dairy farms throughout the Northeast toil with dangerous, backbreaking conditions for grueling hours and low pay–often without breaks. In 2015, Ben & Jerry’s agreed to do something about it – and committed to join a landmark program to stop abusive, inhumane treatment of the people… Read More»

Monday marked the largest U.S. May Day protests in recent history. In hundreds of communities around the country, immigrants, students, parents, faith leaders, union members, and Jobs With Justice network activists, united to stand up for a bold vision of an economy that works for everyone. On May 1, 1886, more… Read More»

Zully Palacios and Enrique Balcazar are activists with Migrant Justice to improve the living and working conditions of farmworkers across the state. Enrique leads the #MilkWithDignity campaign, calling on Ben & Jerry’s to commit its dairy farm suppliers to providing dignified conditions for farmworkers. The two Vermont advocates also organize… Read More»

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signs into law a bill that guarantees early childhood educators the right to organize and collectively bargain with the state. Photo via Photo via Facebook page Vermont Early Educators United AFT

Yesterday, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed into law a bill that guarantees early childhood educators the right to organize and collectively bargain with the state. The bill signing marks a major milestone in a four-year effort to raise working standards and bring a true voice to early childhood care and… Read More»

Sarita Gupta speaks at a briefing about the need for resources for states to find innovative solutions to the long-term care crisis.

The number of Americans needing long-term care in the United States is expected to more than double from 12 million today to 27 million by 2050. Someone turns 65 every eight seconds, and more than 70 percent of seniors will need care at some point in their lives for an… Read More»

Contact Information Kate Kanelstein Co-Director (802) 861-4892 Mailing Address 294 North Winooski Avenue , Burlington, VT 05401 Connect @VTWorkersCenter Vermont Workers Center / Jobs With Justice

2013 has been an exciting year for Caring Across Generations – a national campaign Jobs With Justice co-anchors with the National Domestic Workers Alliance. Here are a few highlights from the past year: Mother’s Day at the Capitol Jump-starts Momentum for Senate and House Resolutions On May 6 and 7, … Read More»

Last week was an exhilarating week for Caring Across Generations! In the lead up to Mothers’ Day, we asked you and thousands of others to honor mothers everywhere by taking action to make quality care available to everyone.  And together, we did just that! On May 5, we launched our… Read More»

In the coming days, the U.S. Senate is expected to vote on a series of proposals to reform its own rules in an effort to prevent gridlock and ensure that our elected leaders are held accountable to actually casting votes on critical issues.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is… Read More»