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What would YOU do with $707 billion?

Goldman Sachs just weighed in with their predictions for next year’s economy. They expect “only a modest growth in business investment”… but a whopping increase in the amount of money corporations will spend buying back their own stock. (Corporations buy back their own stock to increase per-share prices.  Many CEOs get paid more, if the […]

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Raise the Wage Campaign–Constituent Meeting with Sen. Boutin

New Hampshire’s minimum wage has not kept up with the cost of living for more than 30 years, and is currently stalled at $7.25 an hour – or less than $300 a week for full-time workers. It’s time for New Hampshire to address the plight of 76,000 Granite State workers and raise the minimum wage. The NH House of Representatives already passed HB 1403; it’s important that Senators hear from you about public support for the bill. Here are two important opportunities to speak directly to Senators:

This event is being coordinated by the Raise the Wage New Hampshire Coalition. RSVP to Caitlin at (603) 225-2471 or caitlin@granitestateprogress.org.

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Raise the Wage Campaign–Sen. Forrester Panel Discussion

New Hampshire’s minimum wage has not kept up with the cost of living for more than 30 years, and is currently stalled at $7.25 an hour – or less than $300 a week for full-time workers. It’s time for New Hampshire to address the plight of 76,000 Granite State workers and raise the minimum wage. The NH House of Representatives already passed HB 1403; it’s important that Senators hear from you about public support for the bill. Here are two important opportunities to speak directly to Senators:

This event is being coordinated by Sen. Forrester. RSVP to Liz Sheil at liz.sheil@leg.state.nh.us by Monday, April 14 at noon. Also let us know if you are planning to attend: Caitlin at (603) 225-2471 or caitlin@granitestateprogress.org.

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Wage Theft And The Misclassification Of Workers, Fill Out NH’s ‘Top Ten Labor Violations’

This week the State of New Hampshire released their ‘top ten’ list of labor violations. To those of us who are working in the labor movement, none of these are really surprising.  The majority of these violations stem from employers stealing workers pay. Top 10 New Hampshire Labor Law Violations Failure to pay all wages […]

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Raise The Wage Coalition Calls For A Minimum Wage Increase

Raise the Wage Coalition Demonstrates Strong Support for HB 1403, Increasing the Minimum Wage in New Hampshire CONCORD, NH – New Hampshire elected officials, advocates, small business leaders, and community members hosted a press conference in the LOB Lobby this morning, Tuesday, February 11th to introduce HB 1403, raising the minimum wage in New Hampshire. […]

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Governor Hassan Shows Support For Two Key Labor Issues In State Of The State Address

On Thursday Governor Hassan gave her first State of the State address to a join session of the Legislature.   You can see the entire speech here on WMUR.  The full speech covered everything from the increase in home prices to current hot button issues like expanded Medicaid and casino gambling.   While these are important topics […]

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Granite State Rumblings: Federal Contractors Get Raise, NH Pushes Bill To Increase Minimum Wage

Just hours before the President delivered his fifth State of the Union address, the White House revealed that President Obama will issue an executive order to increase the minimum wage for new federal contract workers. The action will cover all workers employed under future government contracts, ensuring that none is paid less than $10.10 an […]

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Raising The Minimum Wage, Increases Employment And One City Proved It

Tens of thousands of hard working Granite Staters are currently working and doing their best to survive in minimum wage jobs.  The time has come to raise the minimum wage. The debate over raising the minimum wage has been raging throughout the United States since the minimum wage was first instituted in 1938.  The debate […]

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New Hampshire AFL-CIO Calls For Minimum Wage Hike As Part Of 2014 Legislative Agenda

CONCORD – AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler joined New Hampshire AFL-CIO President Mark MacKenzie and progressive legislators in laying out the New Hampshire labor movement’s priorities for the 2014 legislative session. “This year, we are calling on our legislature to lift up working families and lift up New Hampshire,” said New Hampshire AFL-CIO President Mark MacKenzie. […]

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