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COPE/Legislative Conference

January 29, 2017
9:00AM - 3:15PM
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Vermont AFL-CIO COPE/Legislative Agenda
Sun., Jan. 29th, Old Labor Hall, 46 Granite St., Barre

9:00am to 10:00am – Registration
10:00am to 10:10am – Jill Charbonneau, President Opening remarks
10:10am to 10:35am – Round table speakers
10:35am to 11:35am – Round table issues: 
Universal Access to Primary Care – Ellen Oxfeld, PhD, Middlebury College, Dr. Deb Richter; 
Misclassification/Independent Contractors – Dan Mulcahy, Labor Representative Sheet Metal Workers & Jocelyn B. Jones, Assistant Attorney General of Massachusetts; 
Raising Minimum Wage – Nicole Bova, VT Democratic Party, Isaac Grim, Rights & Democracy; Safe Staffing – Brad Reed, President of the Vermont Firefighters Association, Alice Leo, President of Porter Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals
11:35am to 11:50am – Senator Michael Sirotkin, presentation on the Agency of Commerce and Dept. of Labor merger
11:50 am to 12:30pm – Lunch
12:30pm to 12:45pm – Jim Condos, Secretary of State
12:45pm to 1:00pm – Beth Pearce, State Treasurer
1:00pm to 1:15pm – Phil Fiermonte, Outreach Director for Sen. Bernie Sanders
1:15pm to 1:30pm – David Zuckerman, Lt. Governor
1:30pm to 1:45pm – John Tracy, Chief of Staff, Senator Patrick Leahy’s office
1:45pm to 2:00pm – Charles Gregory, Employee Appreciation Day
2:00pm to 2:15pm – Mike Spillane, President IBEW Local 2326 (FairPoint Sale)
2:15pm to 3:15 – Legislative Panel
Mitzi Johnson House Speaker, Jill Krowinski Majority Leader, Helen Head Chair of House General & Military Affairs, Joey Donovan Co-chair Labor Caucus
Executive Board immediately following the close of the conference