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Meet SHRM – The HR Association Lobbying and Suing To Roll Back Workers Rights

This article was republished with permission from Political Research Associates. The original article can be found here.  “If it happens that you don’t agree with one of SHRM’s positions, we ask that if you disagree you please refrain from that discussion.” –Kathleen Coulombe, SHRM Senior Associate for Government Relations, speaking to dues-paying SHRM members at […]

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Statement of Rep. Jackie Cilley on the vote on HB 684 (Minimum Wage) 

(Barrington, NH ) While I am disappointed by the votes in the House and Senate today, I see reasons for optimism going forward. At the beginning of this session, everyone predicted that legislation as far-reaching didn’t have a chance and that any serious effort to permanently fix New Hampshire’s minimum wage wouldn’t win over everyone. […]

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Senator Soucy Condemns Senate GOP for Failing to Raise the NH Minimum Wage

Republicans Kill Minimum Wage Increase that Affects More Than 76,000 people     CONCORD – Senator Donna Soucy of Manchester issued the following statement today after Senate Republicans defeated her prime sponsored, Senate Bill 261 on a party-line vote of 14-10. “Today, the Republican-led Senate failed to strengthen the financial security of hard working Granite Staters and expand opportunity for […]

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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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Governor Hassan Urges Senate Finance Committee to Support Restoring and Increasing New Hampshire’s Minimum Wage

CONCORD – Continuing efforts to strengthen the financial security of hard-working Granite Staters and expand middle class opportunity, Governor Maggie Hassan today submitted a letter to the Senate Finance Committee in support of SB 261, a bill that would restore and increase New Hampshire’s minimum wage.   “Individuals working full-time in New Hampshire should be […]

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Raising The Minimum Wage Helps Seniors And Boosts The Social Security Trust Fund

Testimony On Raising The Minimum Wage From Lucy Edwards, President of the NH Alliance For Retired Americans The following statement was e-mailed to the House Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Committee for the hearing on the minimum wage bills. While retirement security may not be the first thing that you consider when you think about […]

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Make Your Voice Heard On Raising The Minimum Wage And Opposing Right To Work

The time is now to stand up for working families.  Over the next two weeks the New Hampshire Legislature will be holding public hearings on raising the minimum wage and the aptly named Right To Work bill. We need everyone to show up and make their voices heard. On Tuesday the 10th the House Labor Committee will […]

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AFT-NH Legislative Update 2-3-15: Kicking Off The Session

The 2015 session of the NH State legislature is underway and as always, there are many bills to follow and monitor.  Some legislative proposals will garner our support but others will earn our enmity and opposition as we defend the interests of our members and of working people in New Hampshire.  As we review proposed […]

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