USW President Leo W. Gerard: The GOP’s Big Squeeze

Editor’s note: Beginning this week, the NH Labor News will also be posting a weekly editorial from United Steelworkers President Leo W Gerard.  Gov. Scott Walker signed legislation last week to lower the wages of Wisconsin’s middle class workers. He wants pay cuts for hard working Wisconsinites. It’s part of a pattern established by Wisconsin’s […]

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NHDP: Bill O’Brien Budget Part 2: “Who Will Plow Our Roads?”

House GOP Also Puts Medicaid Expansion “On The Chopping Block,” Repealing Health Coverage for Over 36,000 Granite Staters and Counting Concord, N.H. – Bill O’Brien’s devastating budget cuts are continuing in Concord, as House Republicans work to slash funding for the Department of Transportation and repeal health coverage from over 36,000 Granite Staters and counting. “In […]

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The Rest of the Story on Scott Walker’s Visit to Concord

By Paul Brochu, Lead Organizer, New Hampshire for The Stamp Stampede According to someone who was there Saturday morning: More people were outside protesting against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker than were inside the building, attending the event. Inside, what was billed as the NH-GOP’s “2016 Kickoff Grassroots Training” quickly devolved into an exercise in political […]

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Rep. Abramson refuses to meet with Speaker Jasper ‘for reasons that would be impolite to repeat’

Image: wmur.com State Rep. Max Abramson, who was removed from the House criminal justice committee after the GOP leadership learned of his 2012 felony conviction, has written an open letter to Speaker Shawn Jasper requesting a new committee assignment but refusing Jasper’s request for a one-on-one meeting saying he fears it would be a “trap.” […]

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Cruzin’ For Unlimited Cash

Ted Cruz was busy in NH over the weekend. At one event he was working hard to ensure that a  three year old grows up to become a Democrat. Cruz thinks there should be no limits  on political cash: Unlimited political cash would give rank-and-file conservative activists greater sway in picking their representatives, including the president..So people who don’t have […]

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Bill O’Brien is Back in Charge: House Budget Writers Plot Return to Devastating O’Brien Budget Cuts

House GOP “Leadership Decided to Turn Toward O’Brien’s Supporters,” Working to End Medicaid Expansion and Making Drastic Cuts to Mental Health and Substance Misuse Services  Budget Writers Also Cut Funding for Higher Education, Making Massive Cuts at DOT that Would Hurt Efforts to Keep Roads Safe and Clear Concord, N.H. – New details have emerged […]

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State Employees Association President Richard Gulla’s Testimony Opposing Proposed Amendment to Gut DOT Funding

 Concord, NH – At a public hearing earlier this morning, Richard Gulla, President of SEA/SEIU Local 194 testified in opposition to a non-germane amendment to HB357. The seemingly innocuous bill was originally drafted for consumer protection – to extend the grace period for making name changes  (through marriage or divorce) to your driver’s license. A […]

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US is STILL Redistributing Wealth to the Rich

Friday’s Motley Fool had an eye-opening article about $35.5 billion of stock buybacks recently announced by Big Banks. That’s $35.5 billion of profits being “returned to stockholders” rather than being used to pay bank employees a living wage. Yes, these days almost one-third of bank tellers receive public assistance (including food stamps, Medicaid, welfare, EITC). […]

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Scott Walker, A Horrible Governor And Based On What He Has Done To Wisconsin, Should Not Be President

There is now doubt that the Republican’s are off and running in their attempts to win New Hampshire’s First In The Nation Primary. This weekend Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker tested the primary waters with a whirlwind tour of New Hampshire. Walker has recently come under fire for his comments comparing union protesters to ISIS terrorists. […]

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