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MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) – A new law in Vermont makes it easier to form labor unions and for unions to collect fees from the more than 30,000 Vermonters they represent.

Let’s say you start a new job in the public sector as a teacher, police officer, or any other kind of state employee.

On your first day, you may be asked to join a labor union, a group that negotiates with employers for higher wages and better benefits.

Heather Riemer, the director of the Vermont American Federation of Teachers says the new law makes it easier for workers to form unions.

“But all the statistics say that union workers make more money, especially when you look at women and people of color.

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