After a very successful City wide Livable Wage Button Day in January the Burlington School District continues to drag their feet in negotiations with Burlington Food Service Workers and Maintenance Workers. Despite the livable wage victory for the Burlington Para-Educators and the BEA in November 2007, Food Service and some Custodial & Maintenance workers, members of AFSCME Local 1343, have been in negotiations for over a year.  

At the School Board Meeting on Tuesday Feb 12th, members of the Burlington Livable City Coalition delivered this clear message to the Burlington School Board and Administration that Burlington School Support Staff deserve a Livable Wage.

See the video message “Livable Wages Now!” that we played at the Board Meeting.

See video clips of past School Board meeting delegations

To learn more read the “Report on Livable Wages in Burlington Schools” put out in June 2007. Among other things the report highlights the fact that no Food Service Workers in Burlington receive a livable wage.