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After Gov. Hassan’s Inaugural Speech The NH GOP Spread False Talking Points About The Minimum Wage

New Hampshire Republicans Double Down on Opposition to Strengthening Wages for Hard-Working Granite Staters Republicans Use Debunked Claims About Effect of Minimum Wage on Job Creation; Data Shows 2014 Job Creation Grew Faster in States that Raised the Minimum Wage Concord, NH – Following Governor Hassan’s impassioned call for legislators to come together to finally restore […]

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New Hampshire Residents Urged to Bring Cancer Stories to the State House

  Cancer is one of the most deadly diseases known to man.  Last year we lost long time union activist John McLaughlin to Leukemia. Battling cancer costs health providers approximately $90 billion a year and leads to higher healthcare costs for our members. The New Hampshire chapter of the American Cancer Society is looking for […]

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Progressive NH State Rep To Propose Minimum Wage Increase To $14.25 And Eliminating The “Tipped Minimum Wage”

Representative Jackie Cilley to introduce far-reaching minimum wage legislation Fmr. State Senator and Gubernatorial candidate returns to Concord to pursue middle-class agenda (Barrington, NH) After a four-year absence from the New Hampshire General Court, newly-returned Barrington representative Jackie Cilley announced that her first piece of legislation – and her chief priority in the coming session […]

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Senator Martha Fuller Clark Introduces Breastfeeding Reform Bill To Help Working Mothers

CONCORD – State Senator  Martha Fuller Clark has announced that her first legislative initiatives of the coming session is a bill that would require employees to provide  appropriate accommodations for nursing mothers while at work. “Given the known significant health benefits of breastfeeding and the widely varying situations in which mothers may need to nurse or express milk, clearly the time […]

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Obama Hints Of Vetoing The Keystone Pipeline

There is one thing that is abundantly clear now that the Republicans control both the House and the Senate, the Keystone XL Pipeline will pass through Congress. Republicans are trying to convince us that this monumental piece of crap will “spur economic growth” and “create thousands of jobs.” Thankfully we elected a President who is […]

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Immigration Experts Reaffirm Precedent For Obama’s Executive Action On Immigration

Immigration Council Strongly Reaffirms Research on Reagan-Bush Family Fairness Policy as Significant Precedent for Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration Washington D.C. – This week, the Washington Post issued another editorial in its campaign against President Obama’s decision to authorize temporary deportation relief for several million undocumented parents of U.S citizen children. In particular, the Post argues […]

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Young vs UPS: Is It Legal To Discriminate Against Pregnant Women?

Discrimination in the workplace is real and it happens every day. Some are discriminated based on their skin color, others are discriminated based on their sexual preference, and many are discriminated based on their sex. This week the Supreme Court will hear a case, Young v UPS, that will decide if it is legal to […]

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Pending State Legislative Battles

In the wake of last Tuesday’s elections, many state and local politicians have already begun to signal their intent to wage assaults on working people in their states. While national political pundits debate outcomes, the AFL-CIO and its allies also have a keen eye on the developments at state and local levels. We have no […]

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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, […]

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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, […]

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