No matter how you look at it, irony abounds in the very public leadership feud that engulfed the state’s second largest labor union last week.
The board of the Vermont State Employees Association, which represents some 5200 state workers, voted 10-6 last Wednesday to fire executive director Mark Mitchell. Just five days later, the board reversed course — voting 10-7 to reinstate the union boss and put him on paid leave, pending an investigation.
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