State Employees Ratify New Two-year Contract

Edit Concord, NH, March 5, 2015 –SEA/SEIU Local 1984 announced that the NH state employees voted to ratify a new two-year collective bargaining agreement with the state. By an overwhelming 95% majority, the members accepted the terms of the agreement that was reviewed and recommended by the union’s Collective Bargaining Senate on February 5. Key points […]

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#TBT 2004 — Granny D Speaks To Labor Groups About Campaign Finance Reforms

In 2004, Doris “Granny D” Haddock challenged the mainstream political machine by running for the US Senate.  Her message was clear, support working families and keep the money out of politics. In 1999, Granny D walked 3,200 miles across the United States pushing for campaign refinance reforms. “On January 1, 1999, at the age of 89, […]

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Bills, Bills, Bills

The legislature is back from a week of hiatus, and they’re getting back to business. A lot of proposed bills were dealt with this week, and the committees are busy hearing more. One of the many good things about NH is our unwillingness to frivolously amend the state constitution. Every legislative session numerous amendment bills […]

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Senator Pierce And Governor Hassan Condemns Setback to Women’s Health Killing SB 42

Senate GOP overturns committee recommendation to kill SB 42 CONCORD – Today the New Hampshire Senate killed Senate Bill 42, a bill that provides employee notification for changes in contraceptive coverage on a largely party line vote. Senate Bill 42 failed on a 12-12 vote, Senate Republicans tabled the bill which effectively killed the bill for […]

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NH Senate Tables Essentially Killing Right To Work Legislation After 12-12 Vote

Senator Soucy Applauds Defeat of Senate’s So-Called Right to Work Bill CONCORD – Senator Donna Soucy of Manchester applauds the bipartisan defeat of Senate Bill 107 the so-called “Right to Work Bill” on the Senate Floor by a tie vote of 12-12. “I am pleased to see the bipartisan defeat of the so-called ‘Right to Work Bill’,” said […]

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Governor Hassan’s Statement on Senate Transportation Committee Rejecting Bill to Give New Hampshire Residents Choice on Drivers’ Licenses

Governor Directs Division of Motor Vehicles to Begin Notifying Renewal and New License Applicants that New Hampshire Driver’s Licenses May Not Be Accepted at Federal Facilities CONCORD – Following a vote yesterday by the Senate Transportation Committee to recommend killing Senate Bill 262, legislation that would give New Hampshire residents a choice whether to obtain […]

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TTD Applauds House Passage of Amtrak Reauthorization

Washington, DC—Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement about the House passage of the Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015 (PRRIA): “Today the House of Representatives took an important step to sustain Amtrak, America’s national passenger railroad. The overwhelming vote today on the floor of the House […]

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Granite State Progress Statement on NH House Voting Down HB 404, Ballot Selfies

 Concord, NH – The New Hampshire House voted inexpedient to legislate 233-131 today on HB 404, relative to showing a ballot. Statement from Granite State Progress Executive Director Zandra Rice Hawkins “Granite State Progress congratulates the New Hampshire House on this strong vote in favor of voter protection. HB 404 would have opened a slippery […]

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NATCA Honors Members’ Finest Work at Annual Awards Banquet

LAS VEGAS – Tonight, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) will honor air traffic controllers involved in nine flight assists from around the U.S. at the 11th annual Archie League Medal of Safety Awards. Named for the first air traffic controller, the NATCA Archie League Medal of Safety Awards honors the top examples of […]

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Governor Hassan Urges Senate Finance Committee to Support Restoring and Increasing New Hampshire’s Minimum Wage

CONCORD – Continuing efforts to strengthen the financial security of hard-working Granite Staters and expand middle class opportunity, Governor Maggie Hassan today submitted a letter to the Senate Finance Committee in support of SB 261, a bill that would restore and increase New Hampshire’s minimum wage.   “Individuals working full-time in New Hampshire should be […]

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