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 “The provision that’s about to be repealed requires banks to keep separate a key […]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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December 10, 1906

3,000 Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) members at the General Electric plant complex in Schenectady, New York, begin what is believed to be this country’s first sit-down strike. Source Link The post December 10, 1906 appeared first on NH Labor News.

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Quote of the day: Assume the position

State House Rep. Al Baldasaro (R-Londonderry), announcing plans to run for House Republican Leader when the party caucus called by former Speaker Bill O’Brien meets: Fellow Republican Team Members, I was hoping that Rep O’Brien assumed the position, which in accordance with our caucus is the right person to serve as our Republican Leader. Since […]

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Two Recent Court Rulings That Pit Legal Theories vs Workplace Realities

Can’t help but think there’s a huge “disconnect” between recent court rulings and real-life work situations. First Case: Yesterday, the US Supreme Court weighed in on the question of whether employees are entitled to be paid for time spent waiting for security screening as they leave the job each workday. Apparently, the Supreme Court doesn’t […]

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AFT’s Weingarten on Human Rights Day and Recent Events

WASHINGTON—Statement by American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten on Human Rights Day, Dec. 10, which the United Nations General Assembly adopted in 1948: “The United Nations proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 66 years ago, yet we still have a long way to go before every community throughout the world affords all citizens […]

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Is Rep. JR Hoell attempting to corner the market on N.H. politico web addresses?

Image: twitter.com Earlier today, Kathleen Ronayne and John DiStaso reported House Speaker Shawn Jasper emailed lawmakers warning them of a series of fake social media accounts in his name. The accounts include Twitter (@speakerjasper), Facebook (SpeakerJasper) and three web domains (shawnjasper.com, shawnjasper.org and shawnjasper.net). We looked up the domain ownership and found Rep. JR Hoell […]

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December 9, 1869

The Knights of Labor – the first national industrial union in the United States – is founded in Philadelphia by Uriah Stephens and eight other Philadelphia garment cutters. By mid-1886, the Knights of Labor had nearly one million members and was the largest labor union at the time in the country. Source Link The post […]

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