TOMORROW: NH AFL-CIO LABOR WALK IN LONDONDERRY

 

Brothers & Sisters, 

We need your support!

Please stand in Solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the New Hampshire labor movement in speaking to members in the Londonderry area about the importance of this upcoming election.

There are 73 days left until the November General Election. New Hampshire’s contests are some of the most important in the country. There has never been a more crucial time to get involved and speak to fellow members about what is at stake. We hope we will see you tomorrow!

TOMORROW IN LONDONDERRY | Saturday, August 27 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
** Join volunteers and allies of the New Hampshire Labor Community**

Staging location: 4 Orchard View Drive, Apple Tree Mall (Next to Shaws), Londonderry, NH

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You can also use this secure online sign-up form to volunteer for multiple labor walk shifts from now to Election Day: https://goo.gl/forms/AbBezdGheWf87IO43

Please help us get out the vote for pro-labor candidates by joining us for one or more NH 2016 labor walks.

For more information about our 2016 Labor Election Program, click here.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS TO SPEAK AT NH AFL-CIO LABOR DAY BREAKFAST

Bernie Sanders to Speak at NH AFL-CIO Labor Day Breakfast 

Concord, NH — U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont will be the keynote speaker at the New Hampshire AFL-CIO Labor Day Breakfast on Monday, September 5th in Manchester, New Hampshire.

At the breakfast, Senator Sanders will discuss the challenges facing working Americans and why we need to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour, enact paid family medical leave, oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership and create new jobs rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure.

He also will talk about why he supports Hillary Clinton for President and Governor Maggie Hassan for the U.S. Senate and discuss their shared vision of how to build an economy that works for everyone — not just those at the top.

Media interested in attending this event are kindly asked to RSVP to vreyes@hillaryclinton.com 

New Hampshire AFL-CIO Labor Day Breakfast with Senator Bernie Sanders 

WHEN: Monday, September 5th, 2016 (Breakfast starts at 9:00 AM EDT) (Senator Sanders Scheduled to Speak at 11:00 AM EDT)

WHERE: Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 650 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH

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TODAY!: MA AFL-CIO & NH AFL-CIO Joint Labor 2016 Walk in Manchester!

Please join our Brothers & Sisters from the Boston Central Labor Council, Massachusetts AFL-CIO, New Hampshire AFL-CIO members and community allies TODAY! (Tuesday, August 23rd) for a late afternoon (4:00 PM -8:00 PM) Labor 2016 walk in Manchester/Hooksett. 

We want to have a strong showing from our New Hampshire affiliates to welcome our friends from Massachusetts that are taking the time out of their own schedules to support our Electoral Program.

We hope to see you TODAY in

MANCHESTER/HOOKSETT | Tuesday, August 23 | 4pm-8pm | 

Staging location: 161 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett

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You can also use this secure online sign-up form to volunteer for multiple labor walk shifts from now to Election Day: https://goo.gl/forms/AbBezdGheWf87IO43

Please help us get out the vote for pro-labor candidates by joining us for one or more NH 2016 labor walks.

For more information about our 2016 Labor Election Program, click here. 

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TOMORROW: MA AFL-CIO & NH AFL-CIO Joint Labor Walk in Manchester!

Please join our Brothers & Sisters from the Boston Central Labor Council, Massachusetts AFL-CIO, New Hampshire AFL-CIO members and community allies TOMORROW (Tuesday, August 23rd) for a late afternoon (4:00 PM -8:00 PM) Labor 2016 walk in Manchester. 

We want to have a strong showing from our New Hampshire affiliates to welcome our friends from Massachusetts that are taking the time out of their own schedules to support our Electoral Program.

We hope to see you tomorrow in

MANCHESTER | Tuesday, August 23 | 4pm-8pm | 

Staging location: 161 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett
https://www.facebook.com/events/542928549232347/

You can also use this secure online sign-up form to volunteer for multiple labor walk shifts from now to Election Day: https://goo.gl/forms/AbBezdGheWf87IO43

Please help us get out the vote for pro-labor candidates by joining us for one or more NH 2016 labor walks.
For more information about our 2016 Labor Election Program, click here. 

 

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Vote for a Better Life: NH AFL-CIO Labor Day Breakfast

This Labor Day, the New Hampshire AFL-CIO will hold its annual Labor Day Breakast at Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral to celebrate the achievements of working people throughout the year. Local union leaders and elected officials will recognize the importance of the November elections in our community and pledge to be active this election cycle to ensure we are all exercising out right to Vote. For a Better Life.

This event is open to the public. The suggested donation is $30.00 (kids under 5 eat free). To order your tickets, please call Billie Jo Schreiber at (603)623-7302, Ext. 17 or email at bschreiber@nhaflcio.org

Breakfast Details

Monday, September 5th

9:00 AM

Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral

650 Hanover Street, Manchester, New Hampshire 

Click here to view the 2016 New Hampshire AFL-CIO Labor Day Breakfast flyer 

 

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BIG Win for Nashua Custodians!

BIG Win for Nashua Custodians!

Nashua – Almost one year ago the Nashua Board of Education voted to explore the option of privatization of 101 union custodian positions in the district. The Board of Education cited the need to save funds in the district’s operating budget. But to many in the community, this move was simply another attack on New Hampshire workers and organized labor. 

In December of 2015, AFSCME Council 93, the union representing Nashua’s custodians, filed an unfair labor complaint with the Public Employee Labor Relations Board (PELRB), asserting that the school district was only bargaining with a portion of the union.

Although the school district continually defended its actions and denied any violation of its bargaining obligations, the PELRB disagreed. Yesterday’s decision by the PELRB stated that the school district had, in fact, committed an unfair labor practice. The Public Employee Labor Relations Board also found that the school district had deprived employees of their right to participate in the collective bargaining process through the duly certified bargaining unit.

As a result, the PELRB ordered the school district to “immediately commence bargaining with the union as to all bargaining unit positions.” This result can be attributed to the persistent and unwavering efforts of the Nashua custodians, AFSCME Council 93, and numerous labor allies in the surrounding community that stood in Solidarity with the 101 Nashua custodians. Many members of the labor community protested at Nashua School Board meetings in the rain, sleet, snow, and sun to show that the Nashua community was behind the custodial staff and that New Hampshire workers deserve to be treated fairly.

On behalf of the labor community, the New Hampshire AFL-CIO would like to thank all of those individuals and their families for standing strong throughout this battle. The Nashua custodians are an integral part of the Nashua school district. They have ties to students, their families, and the teachers throughout Nashua that could not be replicated by a private company shipping in workers from outside of the Nashua community. We are proud of the efforts of all that were involved in achieving this outcome, and look forward to the fair treatment of the Nashua custodians in the coming bargaining process.

This success shows what is possible when the New Hampshire labor community stands together. There will be more fights like this one, and it is important to remember what we can achieve with Solidarity. Congatulations!

The full PELRB decision can be found online by clicking here

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Statement from New Hampshire AFL-CIO President Glenn Brackett on the organization’s endorsement of Former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Hooksett – New Hampshire AFL-CIO President, Glenn Brackett, released the following statement on the organization’s endorsement of Carol Shea-Porter in her campaign for New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District.

“The New Hampshire AFL-CIO is proud to announce their endorsement of Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter in her campaign to retake New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District. Throughout her career in public service, Carol Shea-Porter has put New Hampshire working families first. Carol understands the immediate need for local job creation and that many Granite Staters are still struggling to make ends meet. She has stood with us in opposition to policies like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which, if enacted, would have a catastrophic impact on American workers in every state. The Congresswoman has a proven record of creating local jobs and protecting our workers. During her six years in Washington, she brought construction jobs to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, helped secure crucial funding to rebuild Portsmouth’s Memorial Bridge, increased Pell grants for students, and obtained funding grants for police and firefighters in various communities, including Manchester, New Hampshire’s largest city.

In the general election this November, Carol will be facing Congressman Frank Guinta, or Manchester businessman, Rich Ashooh. Congressman Guinta, has never put the people of New Hampshire before wealthy corporate interests or his own. Rich Ashooh has the backing of New Hampshire’s wealthiest corporations and businesses. No matter which candidate emerges from the extremely conservative Republican primary, both candidates have shown where their loyalties lie, and it isn’t with New Hampshire working families. 

The New Hampshire AFL-CIO supports Congresswoman Shea-Porter because she is the only candidate running in the 1st Congressional District that believes that the wellbeing of New Hampshire workers and their families should not be subject to the business aspirations of a foreign nation or the profit margin of a wealthy corporation. We need a leader representing us that we can trust, and Congresswoman Shea-Porter has earned that trust. That is why we are certain that she will continue to fight for working families in Washington.”

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TOMORROW: Please join Senator Bernie Sanders and Secretary Hillary Clinton in Portsmouth

TOMORROW: Please join us as we stand in solidarity with Senator Bernie Sanders and Secretary Hillary Clinton, in Portsmouth, as they join together to fight for New Hampshire working families against the Republican Party and Donald Trump.

 

Event Details:

 

When: TOMORROW: Doors Open: 9:00 AM/Event Start: 11:00 AM
Where: Portsmouth High School, 50 Andrew Jarvis Drive, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

You can RSVP by clicking HERE 

 

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Statement from New Hampshire AFL-CIO President Glenn Brackett on Today’s Private Donald Trump Event in Manchester

 

PRESS RELEASE 

June 30, 2016 

Statement from New Hampshire AFL-CIO President Glenn Brackett on Today’s Private Donald Trump Event in Manchester

HOOKSETT—New Hampshire AFL-CIO President, Glenn Brackett, released the following statement on Donald Trump’s visit to Manchester scheduled for 3:00 PM at the old Sylvania Facility, located at 655 South Willow Street in Manchester.

“Donald Trump can’t pull the wool over the eyes of hard working Granite Staters as he tours the country touting policies that experts have said would lead to another recession and cost the U.S. millions of jobs,” said Brackett.  “His disregard for the success of our economy here at home is no surprise given his track record of outsourcing jobs, hiring foreign workers, and cheering for an economic crisis that cost 25,000 people in our state jobs. Nothing seems to have changed as he still continues to put his own pocketbook over the working men and women or our state. He even celebrated the Brexit outcome that wiped more than $100 billion in value out of Americans’ 401(k) accounts over the course of a day because he thought it could bring more profits to his luxury Scottish golf resort. At best, Trump is a hypocrite who promises to help working men and women while he outsources jobs to benefit his bottom line at the expense of American workers.” 

“I would ask all those interested in standing in solidarity with New Hampshire working families to join us at the old Sylvania facility on South Willow Street in Manchester at 12:30 PM today to let Donald Trump know that we won't be fooled by his lies.”

 

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PRESS RELEASE: NH AFL-CIO PRESIDENT BRACKETT’S STATEMENT ON HILLARY CLINTON ENDORSEMENT

June 21, 2016 

NH AFL-CIO PRESIDENT BRACKETT'S STATEMENT

ON HILLARY CLINTON ENDORSEMENT

HOOKSETT—New Hampshire AFL-CIO President Glenn Brackett released the following statement on the organization’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton.

“The choice in this election is stark. Hillary Clinton has fought for American families and their ability to make ends meet throughout her career in public service. She knows that workers are the backbone of our country and her commitment to our nation’s working men and women is reflected in her record of fighting for higher wages, better workplace protections, and the elimination of the wage gap.”

“On the other hand, Donald Trump is a fraud who has actively worked to stiff his own employees in order to make himself richer. He gets up in front of crowds and makes them believe that he will fight for them. When in reality, we know that he has spent his life stepping on whoever he needed to promote and elevate himself–even when it meant lying and taking from working folks. I am proud that the AFL-CIO is supporting a candidate like Hillary Clinton who will work to build an economy that works for all of us.”

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