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  • 'Guest' Treatment
  • 'Guest' Treatment

    Seasonal foreign workers make a limited livelihood - and lots of friends - at the Basin Harbor Club
    Step into the foyer of the Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes, and you may feel like you've entered a Henry James novel. The lobby…

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  • A More Perfect Union

    Montpelier's downtown workers are fightin for their rights -- to organize
    Last month, Dustin Byerly's boss tried to reduce his pay and scale back his hours. The 26-year-old Montpelier resident and father of two couldn't afford…

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  • Black and Blue

    Sanders gets a mention in Ken Picard's report on Vermonters at an IBM stockholder meeting in Providence, Rhode Island.
    It's a long, slow escalator ride up to the fifth floor of the Rhode Island Convention Center, a cavernous glass and steel structure in downtown…

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  • Cable Manners

    Local Matters
    For the last 150 years or so, corporations have enjoyed the same rights under the law as other "persons." The 14th Amendment, enacted in 1868…

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  • Campesino Connections

    Making the most of the holidays for Vermont's Mexican laborers
    It was a Thanksgiving dinner that nine Mexican men will never forget. Seated at the dining room table of one of their employers, an Addison…

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  • Care Package

    A mixed prognosis for nursing reform legislation
    It's not a victory. It's just the right thing to do. That's how nurses at Fletcher Allen Health Care described the hospital's decision last week…

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  • Career Connections
  • Career Connections

    A welding program for refugees sparks job opportunities
    Ahmed Museh, 22, isn’t sure what to do when he graduates from Winooski High School next month. He’s thinking college, then the Air Force. It’s…

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  • Choke Hold

    Local Matters
    In the time it takes to finish reading this column, a nonsmoker somewhere in the United States will die from past exposure to secondhand smoke.…

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  • Class Conscious

    CCV's adjunct faculty are thinking union
    Catherine O'Callaghan doesn't fit the usual profile of a union organizer. A full-time mother and part-time comparative religions instructor at the Community College of Vermont,…

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  • Critical Condition

    Vermont's nursing shortage calls for a new prescription
    Mary Flemming is the kind of nurse every hospital patient wants to see at the bedside: a seasoned specialist who can slip a needle in…

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