Granite State Rumblings: New Rankings on Child Homelessness

The following is a compilation of information and direct quotes from the National Center on Family Homelessness, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, and an article in the Huffington Post by David Crary and Lisa Leff of the Associated Press. America’s Youngest Outcasts, a new report prepared by The National Center on Family Homelessness, ranks […]

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National Air Traffic Controllers Association’s President Rinaldi Denounces Sequestration, Calls For Aviation System Funding Certainty

WASHINGTON – Sequestration is a danger to the National Airspace System (NAS). That is the clear message National Air Traffic Controllers Association President Paul Rinaldi delivered Tuesday to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, for its hearing examining the upcoming FAA reauthorization and issues in modernizing and operating the nation’s airspace. Rinaldi emphasized the urgent […]

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FairPoint Refuses to Compromise at Meeting Today in Boston

 Telecom company officials refuse to modify demands at Tuesday meeting arranged by a federal mediator. In more than six months of talks, FairPoint officials have never moved from their initial demand for $700 million in crippling cuts. FairPoint workers have offered more than $200 million in cost-saving compromises since negotiations began. BOSTON — FairPoint officials […]

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In A New Book Teachers Advocate Defends Teachers

Total Teaching: Your Passion Makes It Happen By Dr. Tom Staszewski From the first-year teacher to the most experienced veteran, this book will provide an inspiring message that yes, indeed…teaching is the most noble profession. It serves as an acknowledgement of the importance of teachers and recognizes that ‘teaching is the profession that has created […]

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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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