The drumbeat of assaults on unions and public education remains as loud as ever, in Vermont as well as across the nation. But educators aren’t standing still – they are standing up. In deep-red states like West Virginia, Oklahoma, Arizona, and Kentucky, educators have walked off the job and descended upon state capitals to protest low wages and years of public school neglect. In Vermont, we know all too well that the governor wants to eliminate 4,000 education jobs, slash programs for students, and weaken the investment Vermonters make in their public schools. That is why it's especially important for all of us to Power UP! You have the power to lead your union. You have the power to lead your profession. And, most importantly, you have the power to shape the future.
POWER UP! 2018 is specifically designed to unleash the power you have as a union of educators: the power in you, the power in your local, the power in your union.
Please click the "agenda" link above (if you're on mobile it's menu > agenda) to preview what's on tap for our three days together.
In addition to three days of organizing, solidarity and union leadership training, there will also be a pre-conference on August 6th featuring full-day professional development opportunities and an evening viewing/discussion of the movie Paper Tigers. If you wish to register for the pre-conference, please do so separately by clicking here.