Wave of Actions by FairPoint Strikers Continues Friday in Manchester

FairPoint strikers converge on company’s Elm Street offices calling for good jobs, quality service, and a Fair Deal for New England Workers escalating their campaign after negotiators from North Carolina-based FairPoint made no movement at meeting earlier this week Manchester protest marks the third major action by FairPoint strikers in two days, following events Thursday […]

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AFT’s Weingarten: Obama’s Action Reunites Families, Brings Workers Out of the Shadows

WASHINGTON—Statement by American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten on President Obama’s executive order that expands protections to millions of undocumented immigrants: “As a union, we’ve always been committed to opening the doors of opportunity for all children, and immigration is an issue that touches every community we serve. After the House of Representatives refused […]

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AFL-CIO Seeks End to “Revolving Door” Payments

Large financial institutions give bonuses to their employees for taking jobs in government. (Washington DC) AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka today sent letters to seven large Wall Street banks calling for the banks to explain questionable compensation practices. Each bank (Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Lazard) provides the […]

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New Hampshire Submits Premium Assistance Waiver for Health Care Expansion to Federal Government

Waiver Will Allow Expansion Population to Enroll in Private Plans on Health Insurance Marketplace CONCORD – Continuing efforts to implement the bipartisan New Hampshire Health Protection Program in order to improve the health and financial security of Granite State families, Governor Maggie Hassan announced today that the New Hampshire Department of Health Human Services (DHHS) […]

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President Obama To Address The Nation On Immigration, Republicans Threaten Shutdown

Today is the day that millions of aspiring Americans have been waiting for. The day when President Obama stands up to Congress and states clearly that if they will not do something to pass meaningful immigration reform then he will do what he can through executive orders. It was announced last night that the President […]

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FairPoint Strikers Hold Two Thursday Actions: Montpelier Rally, Boston Protest

IBEW President Edwin D. Hill headlines major rally in Montpelier; strikers and allies target FairPoint’s biggest shareholder in Boston Strike by 1,700 FairPoint workers for good jobs and quality service becoming national story as walkout enters its second month Officials in Vermont and elsewhere report that customer complaints against FairPoint have spiked since strike began […]

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Hooksett Firefighters To Distribute 80 Coats For Kids As Part Of “Operation Warm”

HOOKSETT, New Hampshire – Nearly 80 children from low-income families will be outfitted with brand-new USA made winter coats thanks to Hooksett Permanent Firefighters. Firefighters have partnered with Operation Warm, a national, non-profit organization that has provided new coats to 1.5 million children in need. Firefighters fundraise in order to personally fit each child, help […]

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