Why We Organize: The Fight For $15

Every workers deserves respect.   We work hard, and only ask to be paid fairly.  For many low-wage workers, work is more like slavery. They work hours on end, making scraps and living in poverty.  For hundreds of thousands of workers in the greater Los Angeles area, living on California’s (higher than average) minimum wage […]

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Lee Quandt: Pundits say N.H. is a purple state, it looks more like a black and blue state to me

Image: Zach Stern / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Former state Rep. Lee Quandt (R-Exeter), who had his share of battles with former Speaker Bill O’Brien, provides his take on the House speakership contest between O’Brien and Rep. Gene Chandler — and explains why Kelly Ayotte and friends endorsed Chandler: Republicans took a drubbing because O’Brien brought […]

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New Video: AFGE Women’s Coordinator Fights for Equal Rights

In latest documentary, AFGE member and D.C. Investigator Audrey Townsend discusses fighting for equal pay for women WASHINGTON – For Audrey Townsend, the fact that women get paid 77 cents on the dollar compared to their male counterparts isn’t just a statistic. It’s a call to action. As a women’s coordinator for American Federation of Government […]

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Workers Rally To Ask Congress To Stop Delaying America’s Mail

A boisterous crowd gathered in downtown Manchester on a blustery Friday evening to urge lawmakers not to decimate the U.S. Postal Service. This rally was part of a National Day of Action to stop the closing of 82 mail processing plants starting in January. The deconstructing of the Postal Service network continues despite the fact […]

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Republican Liberty Caucus: Ayotte is a miscreant who neither understands nor respects N.H. House

Image: Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0  Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire chair Aaron Day has written a blistering response to U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte and other senior Republican leaders who endorsed Gene Chandler for state House Speaker. Day, who also leads the Free State Project, followed his group’s endorsement of former Speaker Bill […]

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November 15, 1922

Soldiers open fire into a crowd of 20,000 men, women, and children who are rallying in support of jailed labor leaders during a general strike that has shut down the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador. An estimated 300 people were killed in the space of two-hour massacre. On November 21, the strike was settled and the […]

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Shea-Porter Statement on H.R. 5682, Legislation to Fast-Track Keystone Pipeline

Bill Would Stop Environmental Review, Leave Taxpayers On The Hook for Spills   WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) issued the following statement after voting “no” on H.R. 5682, a bill to fast-track Keystone Pipeline approval that would stop environmental review of the pipeline and could leave taxpayers on the hook for oil spill […]

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The Next Two Years Should Be Interesting Listening To The Science Deniers (Op-Ed By Susan Bruce)

(original title) In the United States, in the 21st Century By Susan Bruce for the Conway Daily Sun Three weeks ago, the news was all Ebola, all the time. Todd Kincannon, the former Executive Director of the South Carolina Republican Party announced, “the protocol for a positive Ebola test should be immediate humane execution and sanitization […]

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Senate Democrats Need To Move Quickly To Approve A New Member To The NLRB

Well the elections are over and the now, just ten days after all the votes were counted, it is obvious that we are headed for another two years of monumental gridlock. The Republicans in the Senate used their minority power to filibuster major Presidential nominees forcing Harry Reid to take the “nuclear option,” changing the […]

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