NHDP THIS WEEK: NH House GOP Advances Draconian Cuts to Critical Economic Priorities, Senate GOP Pushes “Plan” to Exacerbate Damage

Elected Officials, Residents and Advocates from Nashua to Manchester and North Conway Decry House GOP’s Devastating Cuts  Senate GOP “Plan” to Give More Tax Giveaways to Big Businesses Would Lead to Even Further Cuts  Concord, N.H. – This week, House Republicans moved forward with draconian cuts to critical economic priorities including higher education, combatting substance misuse, […]

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Senator Shaheen Renews Effort To Help Students Refinance Loans

Shaheen co-sponsors Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act (WASHINGTON, DC) – Yesterday U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) cosponsored the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, legislation that was reintroduced to allow those with outstanding student loan debt to refinance at lower interest rates offered to new borrowers in the 2013-2014 school year. New […]

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Rep Annie Kuster Honors Civil Rights Activist Jonathan Myric Daniels Of Keene

Washington, DC –  As the United States approaches the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) took to the House floor to honor slain civil rights activist and clergyman Jonathan Myrick Daniels of Keene. Mr. Daniels sacrificed his own life in order to stand up for equality and […]

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At the State House: Trying to get Money Out of Politics

Earlier this week, while the House Finance Committee was proposing cuts to state programs and services, the Senate Rules Committee was discussing a bill to help get Big Money out of politics. The Senate amended SB 136 and then unanimously recommended that the bill Ought To Pass.  A full Senate vote on the bill is […]

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LiUNA Mourns The Loss Of Two Members In National Guard Training Accident

LIUNA Statement on the Deaths of LIUNA National Guard Local Union 1776 Members Lance Bergeron and Thomas Florich III, and Their Nine Fellow Warriors Washington, D.C. (March 19, 2015) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA), today made the following statement regarding the tragic, March 10, 2015 training accident that […]

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Rand Wilson SEIU 888: A Smart Strategy to Defeat ‘Right to Work’

By Rand Wilson Without aggressive action, the right-to-work tsunami will sweep more states. “Just Cause for All” campaigns should be part of the strategy. Wisconsin is now the 25th state to adopt a so-called “right-to-work” law, which allows workers to benefit from collective bargaining without having to pay for it. It joins Michigan and Indiana, […]

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N.H. GOP chair in more honest days: ‘Donald Trump is not a credible candidate for President’

Image: youtube.com/bostonherald Yesterday, former House Speaker Bill O’Brien and his shadow caucus hosted a house party for billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump, who once again claims to be exploring a presidential bid. O’Brien, who has reportedly asked potential Republican presidential candidates for up to $50,000 for the privilege of appearing before the dissident lawmakers, […]

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Congress Votes To Block New Rules Mandated By The NLRB

Yesterday, Congressional Republicans continued their all out assault on working families by passing a law that would limit workers rights to organize and block new rules from the National Labor Relations Board that would allow for faster union elections, slated to take effect in April. The NLRB said in a December statement that the new […]

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March 19th Summary of Open Union Communication Positions From UnionJobs

MARCH 19, 2015 WEEKLY SUMMARY OF COMMUNICATIONS POSITIONS POSTED AT UNIONJOBS.COM AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations) Senior Field Representative, Campaigns Department – Midwest Region – Iowa, Missouri Press Secretary, Communications Department  District of Columbia Program Coordinator, Civil, Human and Women’s Rights Department  District of Columbia Senior Field Representative, Campaigns Department  […]

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Maureen Mann: Cuts To The Department Of Transportation

By Maureen Mann, Former NH State Rep Originally posted at http://bit.ly/1xmjt1S In the past week, the Republican majority of the Finance Committee of the NH House voted to approve two major changes to the DOT. First, they have taken an innocuous bill about changing a name or address on a drivers license, and replaced the original […]

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