Leaked Investor Chapter Of TPP Worse Than Imagined

Washington, D.C. — Following is a statement by Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen: “The 56 pages of the Investor chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership are worse than imagined and must be a wake up call for our nation.  Amazingly, this chapter is sealed for four years after either adoption or rejection of the […]

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Congresswoman Annie Kuster Helps Reintroduce the Paycheck Fairness Act

Washington, DC – Yesterday afternoon, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) helped reintroduce the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation she has championed since taking office. The Paycheck Fairness Act would help eliminate pay disparities based on gender. “On average today, women in New Hampshire continue to make only 78 cents to every dollar their male counterparts make. That’s simply […]

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Bill to Extend Positive Train Control Implementation Misses Chance to Make Rail Transportation Safer

Washington, DC—Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement about the Senate markup of the Positive Train Control (PTC) extension bill: “A five-year extension of the deadline by which Positive Train Control (PTC) technology must be implemented cannot be considered in a vacuum or in isolation. Rail employees, first responders, […]

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Statement of LIUNA General President Terry O’Sullivan on the 50th Anniversary of the Selma-Montgomery Voting Rights March

Washington, DC (March 25, 2015) – Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) General President Terry O’Sullivan today made the following statement regarding the 50th Anniversary of the conclusion of the Selma-Montgomery Voting Rights March: Fifty years ago today, a weary but proud nonviolent army of civil rights activists took their last steps in a 54-mile […]

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NH House GOP Jeopardize Voter Privacy And Force Towns To Pay For Equipment In Voter ID Mandate

NH House Finance Republicans Vote to Pass Costly Unfunded Voter ID Mandate on to Cities and Towns; Jeopardize Voter Privacy CONCORD, NH – In a party line vote yesterday afternoon, Republicans on the House Finance Committee voted to pass a costly and unfunded mandate on to cities and towns to implement the camera provision of […]

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GOP Led Legislatures And ALEC Are Working To Do Away With Unions

By Thomas J. Mackell, Jr., Ed.D. Special Advisor to the President  International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO The move to alter the laws to make all states a Right to Work state is gaining momentum. State legislatures overloaded with conservative elected officials who have strong ties to the innocuously named American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) are hell-bent […]

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The Truth Behind Ohio Governor Kasich’s Story

Ohio Governor In New Hampshire To Share “Ohio Story”: Kasich Policies Have Decimated Local Communities and Attacked The Middle Class in Ohio CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Ohio Governor John Kasich arrived today in New Hampshire to share the “Ohio Story” and continue what has been a peculiar approach to a presidential campaign so far.  While in New Hampshire, Kasich is expected to tout Ohio’s recovery […]

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PETITION And VISIBILITY: Stop The Reckless Budget Cuts To NH Families

Right-wing activists in the New Hampshire House and Senate want to pay for generous corporate tax cuts by slashing health and safety programs that protect Granite State communities. The proposed cuts are politically-motivated and far exceed the moderate cost reductions needed to balance the state’s biennial budget. The deepest cuts would hurt the sick, the […]

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