RALLY April 5th: Not One More Deportation, Not One More Family Split Apart

NH groups join thousands across U.S. April 5 to demand an end to deportations now NASHUA – The NH Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees, the American Friends Service Committee and the NH Conference of the United Church of Christ will join thousands across the country on Saturday April 5, 2014 to demand that President Obama end deportations. “This Administration is deporting more than 1,000 immigrants every day.  It’s time to stop the practice of tearing … Continue reading

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Medicaid Expansion was needed; Estate Recovery, not so much

Now that we have passed Medicaid expansion, we really need to fix some of the issues that expansion brings with it. For some NH families, the expansion disrupts existing coverage, and may subject families to huge and unexpected bills further along the line. Right now, anyone making 100% of the poverty level has been able […]

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NHGOP forced to outsource candidacies for Gov, Sen.: Darth Vader approves

Apparently, the NHGOP is not the only party having to seek pretty far afield to find candidates of plausible stature to run for high elective office. While most would agree candidates generally should come from the place they hope to represent, sometimes weak political parties are forced to outsource their candidacies. For example, this week […]

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The USPS Teams Up With Staples: Taking Good Union Jobs And Turing Them Into Part-Time, Low Wage Jobs

The US MAIL IS NOT FOR SALE. The manufactured crisis that is being used to destroy the postal service is taking a new turn this spring. As ongoing efforts to eliminate Saturday mail delivery have come to a standstill in our deadlocked Congress. The USPS is moving forward with a plan to place postal counters, without postal employees in 8o Staples stores. In time they want to expand this misguided plan to over 1500 stores … Continue reading

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3-31-14 AFT-NH Legislative Update: Smarter Balance Testing and A ‘Thank You’ To Legislators

Now that crossover has come and gone both chambers will start working on each other’s bills.  Both chambers have till May 15th to act on these bills. I would like to thank all the representatives that supported us on the following bills: AFT-NH supported the recommendation of Ought To Pass as amended on HB 1494-FN, relative to administration of the New Hampshire retirement system and authority of the board of trustees. The amended version ensures … Continue reading

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Can You Help Send Matt To Netroots Nation?

Here’s the thing: my friend Matt Murray runs New Hampshire Labor News on a strictly volunteer basis. All the hours he puts in – on the blog site, on the Facebook page, the Twitter Feed, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Pintrest – all his time is donated.  And he usually ends up paying costs out-of-pocket. Matt does this because he believes in the Labor Movement.  He saw a communication gap and decided to fill it: all of New … Continue reading

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