Shea-Porter Statement on CROmnibus Vote

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) voted against the so-called “CROmnibus” funding bill today because it is a win for special interests, and a bad deal for middle class taxpayers. The House passed the bill with a vote of 219-206. “Of course Congress had to keep the government open, but it should have been […]

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Worker Wins Update: Workers Organize to Create New Jobs, Secure Scheduling Reform

WASHINGTON, DC– Workers across the country have stood up in the past month to fight for better wages and working conditions. The following are a sample of victories won by workers: Organizing and Community Victories Walmart Workers Stage Nationwide Black Friday Protests: Walmart workers were joined by unions and community allies in staging approximately 1,600 […]

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Jasper makes good on pledge to name all GOP committee chairs, O’Brien loyalists not assuaged

When Rep. Jasper was nominated for House speaker, he promised that he would appoint Republicans to chair all of the House committees. Today he made good on that pledge as he announced the chairs and vice-chairs who will preside over the House standing committees for the next two years. Bill O’Brien loyalists, still angry that […]

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ANOTHER Taxpayer handout for the Big Banks?

What’s going on in Washington, DC this afternoon?  According to media reports, the House of Representatives is about to use the latest Congress-created crisis to give Big Banks a free insurance policy. One Federal Reserve economist estimated that these types of guarantees are worth between $450 and $900 billion (yes, “billion” with a B) a […]

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AFT’s Weingarten on White House Summit on Early Childhood Education

WASHINGTON –American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten participated in a panel today at the White House Summit on Early Childhood Education, where President Barack Obama announced more than $1 billion in public and private spending on early learning programs, including roughly $700 million in already appropriated federal funds. Following is a statement from Weingarten […]

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FairPoint Internet Outage This Morning Follows Failures of 911, Police and Fire Systems

Company’s union workers say that such outages could be common in the future if FairPoint pushes through outsourcing plans Service outages at FairPoint have spiked since company hired out-of-state contractors to replace skilled and experienced workforce Latest breakdown at FairPoint follows failure of Vermont’s 911 network, and outages in emergency responder systems in Portsmouth, Exeter, […]

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December 11, 2012

Michigan becomes the 24th “right-to-work” state in the United States when Governor Rick Snyder signs legislation hours after the bills – one covering private workers, the other covering public workers – won final approval in the House and five days after he joined with Senate and House majority leaders to announce their plan to enact […]

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AFL-CIO and AFT Oppose The Wall Street Giveaways In House Spending Bill

The Wall Street gamblers are up to their underhanded tricks once again, and they are using their Congressional puppets to do their bidding.  Tonight Republican lawmakers tried to roll back provisions in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act regarding derivative trading. “The provision that’s about to be repealed requires banks to keep separate a key […]

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Arnold For Mayor Campaign Releases First List of Public Supporters

MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Today, the Arnold for Mayor campaign released its first list of public supporters. The announcement comes one week after former Alderman Patrick Arnold announced his candidacy for Mayor of Manchester, along with a 24-member organizing committee of current and former elected officials, and community activists. “Our campaign is proud to have […]

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NH Retirement Security Coalition Further Responds To Today’s NH Supreme Court Ruling

Earlier today, the New Hampshire Supreme Court issued its decision in the Professional Firefighters of NH v. State of NH “Rate Case” permitting firefighters, police officers, teachers, and public employees’ pension contributions to be increased. The Coalition believes that the Court’s ruling focuses narrowly on the Legislature’s ability to change a “fixed contribution rate.” The […]

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