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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AFL-CIO Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

 

 For Immediate Release

 Contact: Josh Goldstein 202-637-5018 

AFL-CIO Votes to Endorse Hillary Clinton for President 

(Washington, DC, June 16, 2016) – The General Board of the 12.5 million member AFL-CIO voted today to endorse Hillary Clinton for President of the United States. The endorsement reflects a comprehensive, democratic process initiated a year ago to capture the interests of the working people the federation represents. 

“Hillary Clinton is a proven leader who shares our values,” said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. “Throughout the campaign, she has demonstrated a strong commitment to the issues that matter to working people, and our members have taken notice. The activism of working people has already been a major force in this election and is now poised to elect Hillary Clinton and move America forward.” 

Lee Saunders, AFSCME President and Chair of the AFL-CIO Political Committee said, “This election offers a stark choice between an unstoppable champion for working families and an unstable charlatan who made his fortune scamming them. Working people know that Hillary Clinton has the temperament and experience to unite all Americans in our fight to increase incomes at home and extinguish threats abroad.” 

Beginning immediately, the AFL-CIO will put in motion its ground campaign to elect Hillary Clinton and union endorsed candidates across the country. The federation has been laying the groundwork for this campaign for months, and Trumka pledged that “we will run a sophisticated, targeted ground campaign. And with the dire consequences Donald Trump poses for America’s working families, it has to be.” 

Trumka further noted that, “Senator Bernie Sanders has brought an important voice to this election, and has elevated critical issues and strengthened the foundation of our movement. His impact on American politics cannot be overstated.” 

“We are ready to fight hard to restore faith in America and improve the lives of all working people,” said Trumka. “Hillary Clinton has proven herself as a champion of the labor movement and we will be the driving force to elect her President of the United States.” 

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AFL-CIO presidential endorsements are determined by a two-thirds vote of the General Board which consists of all members of the Executive Council and the principal officer of each affiliated, national or international union, the principal officer of each trade and industrial department, a representative of each national constituency organization, and allied retiree organization, and young worker organization recognized by the Federation, a representative of each chartered national community affiliate, and regional representatives of the state, area, and local central bodies selected by the Executive Council pursuant to a system promulgated by the Council. 

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WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR NH AFL-CIO LINDA HORAN SCHOLARSHIP

 

 

The New Hampshire AFL-CIO is proud to announce that the following applicants have won awards through the Linda Horan Sholarship Fund.

All four judges selected Ryan Boulanger’s essay submission as the winner! Congratulations to all winners. The awards will be made this month and all winners will be invited to attend the New Hampshire AFL-CIO Labor Day Breakfast with their families, where they will be recognized for their scholarship award. 

 Award

 Student

 Union

 School

 Award Amount ($)

1st Place 

Ryan Boulanger 

 APWU #230

University of New Hampshire (Sophomore)

 $1500

 2nd Place

Steven Hooper 

AFT #1044 

University of Massachusetts, Lowell (Senior)

$1000 

3rd & 4th Place

 Courtney Otto

AFT #1044 

University of Rochester (Sophomore) 

 $500

3rd & 4th Place 

 Tom Labore

NPMHU #301 

University of New Hampshire (Sophomore) 

 $500

 

 

                        

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BIG GAINS FOR STRIKING VERIZON WORKERS IN NEW AGREEMENT

After a little over 11-months of bargaining, including 45-days on strike, CWA, IBEW and Verizon have finally reached a tentative agreement on the terms and conditions of employment for 39,000 bargaining unit members at Verizon. This agreement provides for the creation of additional jobs, keeps job security intact, addresses workplace overtime issues, increases in healthcare and provides for increases in wages and pensions.

This is a victory for working families across America. CWA and IBEW members stood in solidarity with union allies at picket lines in the rain, sun and snow. The mantra “One day longer, one day stronger,” was in the forefront of the minds of all of those that helped Verizon workers stand strong for 45 days. We showed what labor can accomplish when we stand together. The strength we exhibited resulted in Verizon’s promise to add 1,300 new east caost call center jobs, a $1250.00 signing bonus in the Mid Atlantic and a $1000.00 signing bonus plus a $250.00 healthcare reimbursement account in the Northeast, $2800.00 minimum in profit sharing, and a first contract for Verizon Wirelress retail store employees in Brooklyn, New York and Everett, Massachusetts.

In addition to these contract victories, Verizon withdrew some of its proposed cuts to employee benefits. All proposed reductions of pensions by Verizon were withdrawn, there will be three 1% increases in the defined benefit pensions over the life of the agreement. Verizon also withdrew proposed cuts in accident and disability benefits. 

The success of this strike can be attributed to the unwavering strength we all exhibited over the past several months. The hard work of members, their families and union allies are the reason that IBEW and CWA members return to work today with a more secure future. As we move forward, we must remember what we can accomplish when we stand together. This won’t be the last time that wealthy corporate interests try to undermine the future and success of working families, and we will be ready to stand together again, united. 

For more information on the tentative agreement click here

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ONE WEEK LEFT! NH AFL-CIO Linda Horan Scholarship

 

Brothers and Sisters, there is ONE WEEK LEFT (the deadline is May 13, 2016) to submit applications for the newly dubbed NH AFL-CIO Linda Horan Scholarship Fund! This also means that you have ONE WEEK to make your tax deductible contribution and honor the memory of our own labor warrior, the famous Linda Horan. 

Click here to find and download the scholarship application contribution fund. Contribute today and support a worthy cause!

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CALL TO ACTION THURSDAY 5/5: Stand in Solidarity with Verizon Workers in Manchester

Brothers and Sisters, we ask you to join us this THURSDAY, MAY 5 AT 9:30 AM AT Verizon Wireless, 1111 South Willow Street, Manchester, New Hampshire, as we stand in solidarity with members of the CWA and IBEW to fight for good jobs and protect the rights of working Americans. This demonstration is part of a National Day of Action, where thousands of members and allies of labor organizations will stand up for Verizon workers across the United States.

40,000 men and women are still on strike at Verizon and Verizon Wireless determined to fight for as long as it takes to protect good, respectable jobs. This strike is bigger than Verizon. It’s about protecting good, hometown jobs in this country. It’s about securing a brighter future for our families and our communities. It’s about standing up to a handful of rich and powerful interests to make sure the needs of working families are met.

That's why it's so important for all of us to stand with the working people at Verizon and Verizon Wireless, and that's why we need you to stand with us this THURSDAY, MAY 5 AT 9:30 AM AT Verizon Wireless, 1111 South Willow Street, Manchester New Hampshire. Please spread the word and help us protect American working families. 

For more information on other demonstrations taking place on this National Day of Action, please click here

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CALL TO ACTION: Help Our Allies, People for the American Way Hold Senator Ayotte Accountable for SCOTUS Obstructionism

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Join Our Allies, People for the American Way, in Holding Senator Kelly Ayotte Accountable for Her SCOTUS Nomination Obstruction 

 

Brothers & Sisters,

 

Next week, People for the American Way (“PFAW”) and other labor allies will be holding multiple #DoYourJob demonstrations throughout New Hampshire. The New Hampshire AFL-CIO supports the PFAW in their efforts to hold U.S. Senators accountable for their refusal to consider President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Merrick Garland. It is time that U.S. Senators live up to their constitutional responsibility and give Judge Garland’s nomination fair consideration. As such, we ask you to stand in solidarity with our allies at one of the following events:

 

Sen. Ayotte at Innovator’s Conference

When: Monday, May 2, 2016 – 08:00 AM – 09:00 AM

Where: St. Anselm’s Institute of Politics, 100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester, NH 03102

 

 

Sen. Ayotte’s Portsmouth Office

When: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 – 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM

Where: 14 Manchester Square, Suite # 140, Portsmouth, NH 03801

 

 

Sen. Ayotte’s Manchester Office

When: Thursday, May 5, 2016 – 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM

Where: 1200 Elm Street, suite # 2, Manchester, NH 03101

 

 

 Sen. Ayotte’s Nashua Office

When: Friday, May 6, 2016 – 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM

Where: 144 Main Street, Nashua, NH 03060 

 

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Join Fellow Labor Allies for the 2016 NH COSH Workers Memorial Day

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Please Join Our Fellow Labor Allies for the 2016 NH COSH  Workers Memorial Day Remembrance

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Annual Dinner and Memorial Presentation

This annual event honors New Hampshire workers who were killed on the job in 2015.

Buffet Dinner and Guest Speakers 

Location: Plumbers and Steamfitters Hall
161 Londonderry Turnpike
Hooksett, NH 03106
Time: 05:30 PM – 08:30 PM 
 
More information about this event, and NH COSH can be found by clicking here
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