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Are You Tired Of Congress Manufacturing A Budget Crisis To Force Through Terrible Legislation?

Budget details: you couldn’t make this stuff up, if you tried It’s not like Congress didn’t know they had to pass a federal budget. It’s not like they didn’t have lots and lots of time to put an appropriations bill together, either before or after the elections. It’s not like they didn’t know what happens […]

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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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Another WIN for Wall Street… and a huge LOSS for the middle class

So, late last night… Congress decided that it was just fine to bailout Wall Street bankers again, if they should happen to get into trouble again. Gotta make sure the ol’ FDIC is there in times of trouble. BUT… gosh… that old PBGC? Oh… Congress doesn’t want to risk the possibility that taxpayers might have […]

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Two Recent Court Rulings That Pit Legal Theories vs Workplace Realities

Can’t help but think there’s a huge “disconnect” between recent court rulings and real-life work situations. First Case: Yesterday, the US Supreme Court weighed in on the question of whether employees are entitled to be paid for time spent waiting for security screening as they leave the job each workday. Apparently, the Supreme Court doesn’t […]

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Retiree’s Will See Massive Increases From ACA’s “Cadillac Tax”

Exorbitant Increase of PBGC Multiemployer Insurance Premium Is Attack on Seniors, Robbing Them of What They Worked for Their Entire Lives “Even Scrooge Couldn’t Stomach Such a Holiday Season Attack on Retirees” Washington, D.C. – LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – today urged Congress to reject a proposal which would dramatically […]

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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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Republicans Push Right To Work In Missouri, New Hampshire And Wisconsin Admitting It Will Lower Wages

Yup, he said it! Missouri Republican State Representative Bill Lant actually admitted what labor advocates have been saying for decades, Right To Work laws reduce wages.   “In the states where right to work was passed recently, the hourly rates may have dropped 2 to 3 dollars an hour, but the amount of days per […]

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Enough is enough!

Today the Nashua Telegraph posted the article, “Pension tension: New research dispels old notion that public employees make less than private sector peers,” which highlights supposedly “new” research focused on public employee pensions. There are many things wrong with this article and I feel obligated to correct some of these inaccuracies. Let’s start with the […]

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Strong Support For The Capitol Corridor Rail Project

Study confirms the overwhelming economic benefits of bringing passenger rail to state  Thursday night members of the Nashua area met to hear the results of the long awaits “Capitol Corridor” study to bring rail service to Nashua and all of Southern New Hampshire. The results of the study were exactly as many proponents of the rail expansion have […]

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New Poll: New Hampshire Voters Want Senator-Elect Shaheen to Tackle Climate Crisis

Survey Shows Strong Support for Clean Energy and the Clean Power Plan See The Results Here Washington, D.C. – Today, the Sierra Club released the results of a new post-election poll conducted by Hart Research Associates showing that, regardless of whom they voted for, New Hampshire voters who participated in the 2014 midterms want the […]

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