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UE-UVM Members Protest Gag Rule

At a rally April 27, University of Vermont workers object to their bosses' demand that the union agree to a gag-rule as a precondition for bargaining. The 330 UVM service and maintenance workers, who voted to join UE last December, received backing from U.S. Rep. Bernie Sanders. Sanders sent a letter to the university's president questioning the administration's attempt to 'muzzle' UE members. Bargaining between UE Local 276 and the University of Vermont is now underway.

(Note: UE policy is to resist "gag-rules" and "negotiations blackouts" to protect internal union democracy: first, because we believe the members have a basic democratic right to know what is happening at the bargaining table and second, to prevent the occurrence of such things as "back-door" deals and "secret" agreements.)

UE News - 05/98

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