On a gray winter day–the first of the seminar–about 100 protesters gather outside the hotel. The demonstration, organized by the Vermont Workers Center, includes not only union members, but church representatives, politicians and students. “We are here to support the biggest wave of organizing in Vermont’s recent history and to show that Vermonters oppose any effort to interfere with workers’ basic rights for fair treatment and decent working conditions,” says organizer Jason Serota-Winston. “That our tax-supported state university feels it is appropriate to work with private union busters only reinforces the need for a public outcry.”

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