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GOP Led Legislatures And ALEC Are Working To Do Away With Unions

By Thomas J. Mackell, Jr., Ed.D. Special Advisor to the President  International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO The move to alter the laws to make all states a Right to Work state is gaining momentum. State legislatures overloaded with conservative elected officials who have strong ties to the innocuously named American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) are hell-bent […]

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The Truth Behind Ohio Governor Kasich’s Story

Ohio Governor In New Hampshire To Share “Ohio Story”: Kasich Policies Have Decimated Local Communities and Attacked The Middle Class in Ohio CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Ohio Governor John Kasich arrived today in New Hampshire to share the “Ohio Story” and continue what has been a peculiar approach to a presidential campaign so far.  While in New Hampshire, Kasich is expected to tout Ohio’s recovery […]

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PETITION And VISIBILITY: Stop The Reckless Budget Cuts To NH Families

Right-wing activists in the New Hampshire House and Senate want to pay for generous corporate tax cuts by slashing health and safety programs that protect Granite State communities. The proposed cuts are politically-motivated and far exceed the moderate cost reductions needed to balance the state’s biennial budget. The deepest cuts would hurt the sick, the […]

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Rand Wilson SEIU 888: A Smart Strategy to Defeat ‘Right to Work’

By Rand Wilson Without aggressive action, the right-to-work tsunami will sweep more states. “Just Cause for All” campaigns should be part of the strategy. Wisconsin is now the 25th state to adopt a so-called “right-to-work” law, which allows workers to benefit from collective bargaining without having to pay for it. It joins Michigan and Indiana, […]

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Maureen Mann: Cuts To The Department Of Transportation

By Maureen Mann, Former NH State Rep Originally posted at http://bit.ly/1xmjt1S In the past week, the Republican majority of the Finance Committee of the NH House voted to approve two major changes to the DOT. First, they have taken an innocuous bill about changing a name or address on a drivers license, and replaced the original […]

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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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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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Insurance Commissioner Urges NH Residents to Sign Up For ID Protection Services After Anthem Breach

State Helping to Lead National Investigation of Anthem Data Breach; Half NH’s Population Affected CONCORD, NH – New Hampshire Insurance Commissioner Roger Sevigny urges state residents currently or formerly insured by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to sign up immediately for the full range of free identity protection and credit monitoring services offered by […]

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Bi-Partisan Group Of State Legislators Met With Community Members From The Nashua Area

  Community Members from the Nashua Labor Coalition and the Granite State Organizing Project discussed issues ranging from Right To Work, to capping title loans, to raising the Minimum Wage. (Nashua, NH) — Thirty to forty people attended an open forum with seven Nashua area State Representatives to discuss the issues that are weighing on […]

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