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December 16, 1929

New South Wales mounted police open fire on a crowd of 4,000 coal miners – locked out since March – protesting the introduction of scabs at the Rothbury, Australia, mine. One miner was killed and others seriously injured. Earlier in September, the government introduced an “Unlawful Assembly Act,” which declared pickets and protests illegal and […]

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December 16, 1929

New South Wales mounted police open fire on a crowd of 4,000 coal miners – locked out since March – protesting the introduction of scabs at the Rothbury, Australia, mine. One miner was killed and others seriously injured. Earlier in September, the government introduced an “Unlawful Assembly Act,” which declared pickets and protests illegal and […]

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December 15, 1944

Rubber tapper, trade union leader, and community and environmental activist Chico Mendes is born. Mendes fought to preserve the Amazon rainforest and advocated for the rights of Brazilian workers, peasants, and indigenous peoples. In 1988, a rancher m…

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December 12, 1964

Nine million French workers – more than half of the country’s workforce – participate in a nationwide strike of public service workers over the stagnation of wages under President Charles de Gaulle’s government. Source Link The post December 12, 1964 appeared first on NH Labor News.

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Congressional House Members Split On Omnibus Bill

  This week has been very busy in Washington as Congress created yet another manufactured crisis with threats to shut down the government over a divisive continuing resolution. The good news is that, for now, the government will remain open as the House passed a omnibus bill to fund the government for another year. The […]

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Kuster Statement on Vote to Avert a Government Shutdown

Washington, DC – This evening, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) released the following statement regarding her vote on the so-called “CRomnibus,” an end-of-year funding bill to keep the federal government running: “While I remain concerned about certain aspects of the so-called “CRomnibus,” including a troublesome campaign finance provision that increases the donation-limits for party conventions and […]

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Shea-Porter Statement on CROmnibus Vote

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) voted against the so-called “CROmnibus” funding bill today because it is a win for special interests, and a bad deal for middle class taxpayers. The House passed the bill with a vote of 219-206. “Of course Congress had to keep the government open, but it should have been […]

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December 11, 2012

Michigan becomes the 24th “right-to-work” state in the United States when Governor Rick Snyder signs legislation hours after the bills – one covering private workers, the other covering public workers – won final approval in the House and five days after he joined with Senate and House majority leaders to announce their plan to enact […]

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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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