THE POLLS ARE OPEN IN NEW HAMPSHIRE!

Brothers and Sisters,

Today we can make our communities stronger and our future brighter, and all you have to do it VOTE! If you live in one of the following cities/towns, and need information on how to vote or where to vote, click your city/town to find out more information! 

I know that we are all busy, but the elections in your cities and towns can be the most consequential for your community.

Please remember to make time to get to the polls today to cast your ballot for candidates that will fight for working families!

Click here for the New Hampshire AFL-CIO’s endorsed candidates

 

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Bernie Sanders to Return to NH AFL-CIO Labor Day Breakfast

MEDIA ADVISORY

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

Hooksett, N.H. — U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont will be the keynote speaker at this year’s New Hampshire AFL-CIO Labor Day Breakfast on Monday, September 4th in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Senator Sanders will address attendees and discuss the ongoing challenges facing American working families, improving the Affordable Care Act, raising the minimum wage, and the need for us to fight for social and racial justice. 

The New Hampshire AFL-CIO is honored to once again have Senator Sanders as our guest and look forward to discussing building an economy that works for everyone — not just those at the top.

Media interested in attending this event are kindly asked to RSVP to nhafllabordaybreakfast@gmail.com 

New Hampshire AFL-CIO Labor Day Breakfast with Bernie Sanders

WHEN:  Monday, September 4th, 2017 (Breakfast Starts at 09:00 AM EDT)
(Senator Sanders Scheduled to Speak at 10:30 AM EDT)

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

Contact: Alan Raff

Email: araff@nhaflcio.org

Phone: (603) 714-0258

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Statement from New Hampshire AFL-CIO President Glenn Brackett on the organization’s endorsement of Kevin Cavanaugh in the District 16 State Senate Special Election

PRESS RELEASE

Contact:  Alan Raff
araff@nhaflcio.org
(603) 714-0258

June 27, 2017

Statement from New Hampshire AFL-CIO President Glenn Brackett
on the organization’s endorsement of Kevin Cavanaugh
in the District 16 State Senate Special Election 
 

Hooksett – New Hampshire AFL-CIO President, Glenn Brackett, released the following statement on the organization’s endorsement of Kevin Cavanaugh in the District 16 State Senate Special Election scheduled for July 25. 

“I am proud to announce the New Hampshire AFL-CIO’s endorsement of Kevin Cavanaugh in his effort to become the next New Hampshire State Senator from District 16. Having known Kevin for 30 years, I know he will bring a fresh perspective to the Senate and will work for common-sense solutions that benefit hard working families. He has shown this kind of leadership as an Alderman in Manchester where he has focused on combating his city’s opioid crisis, supporting workers, and improving public schools.

We were all stunned and saddened by the loss of State Senator Scott McGilvray earlier this year. Scott was a fellow union member and a steadfast champion of New Hampshire working families. The New Hampshire AFL-CIO knows that Kevin will take up Senator McGilvray’s mantle, and bring the concerns of middle-class Granite Staters to Concord. As a career union worker, Kevin understands the importance of protecting workers’ rights and providing opportunities for our working families to get ahead. The New Hampshire labor community has a true ally in Kevin Cavanaugh.

No one in this race understands the struggles of working families more personally than Kevin Cavanaugh, and no one will work harder for them. Kevin is, without question, the best choice for the working people of Senate District 16.”

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Congratulations to the Winners of the New Hampshire AFL-CIO Linda Horan Scholarship Award!

Congratulations to the Winners of the
New Hampshire AFL-CIO
Linda Horan Scholarship Award!

 

We are excited to announce the winners of the 2017 New Hampshire AFL-CIO Linda Horan Scholarship Fund Award! 2017 marks a record breaking year for the Scholarship Fund awards. This year, due to the generosity of our Brothers and Sisters who contributed to the fund, we were able to award a record number of awards, as well as a record breaking amount given for each award. The New Hampshire AFL-CIO and all of Sister Horan’s friends and family are extremely grateful for the contributions that were made to the fund to ensure that another generation of labor warriors receives the opportunity to learn and grow!

Below are the lucky award winners. We will send out a formal congratulations and an award update in the near future. 

Scholarship Awards Applicant’s Name Local Union Union Member
1st Place, $1500 Thomas Labore NPMHU # 301 Sharlene + Victor Labore
2nd Place, $1250 Charles Landrum AFT # 1044 Alyson Miller
3rd Place, $1000 Molly LaChance UA # 131 Steve LaChance
4th Place, $750 Colin Williamson UA # 131 Mike Williamson
5th Place, $500 Bethany Boulanger NALC # 44 Paul Boulanger

 

We are now taking contributions for NEXT year’s Scholarship Fund award. We are looking to go even further in the name of our Sister Linda and break this year’s award record. Information on how to contribute can be found by clicking here!

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FRIDAY IN NEWINGTON: Join Legislators & Allies of NH Labor as they Stand in Solidarity with Westinghouse Employees

Brothers & Sisters,

Our fellow workers at Westinghouse Electric Co. in Newington, New Hampshire are still in a lock out with their employers. These workers are members of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local # 651, and they need our strength and Solidarity. These workers are now without health care or a source of income. Their families are facing a type of economic uncertainty that we all fear. These employees deserve to be treated fairly and to be bargained with in good faith. THIS FRIDAY, to show our Solidarity, members of the New Hampshire AFL-CIO along with members of the New Hampshire Legislature, will join labor leaders from across the Granite State at the Westinghouse Plant Picket Line in Newington, New Hampshire. Details below:

WHAT: Solidarity Event for Locked Out Westinghouse Employees

WHERE: 178 Shattuck Way, Newington, New Hampshire

WHEN: Friday, June 2nd, 2017 @ 12:30 PM

We hope to see you there! Additionally, we are encouraging our fellow members of the New Hampshire Labor Community and its allies to support our Brothers and Sisters at Local 651 by donating to their GoFundMe page. Every dollar is going to help those locked out employees, who are struggling to make ends meet. 

Keep yourself informed by following the Boilermakers’ official Twitter Lock Out Account by clicking here.

CLICK HERE TO HELP OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS WITHOUT HEALTH CARE OR INCOME!

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Westinghouse Electric Co. Issues Lockout Notice to 172 Union Members in New Hampshire

Brothers & Sisters,

On Sunday, Westinghouse Electric Company issued a lockout notice to 172 union members at its nuclear components manufacturing plant in Newington, New Hampshire. These New Hampshire working families will now go without income or health care.

“Clearly, Westinghouse has not bargained in good faith and we will be exploring all available recourses against the company, including filing unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board,” said union spokesman Tyler Brown.

The employees’ contract was up on April 30th. However, they did not come to an agreement, and the contract was not ratified. Before Sunday, these workers were working under a 30-day contract extension. “Westinghouse is making a mistake. This lockout will subject hard-working New Hampshire families to financial hardship and economic uncertainty. These workers have been loyal employees and deserve to be treated with dignity and in good faith,” said New Hampshire AFL-CIO President, Glenn Brackett.

The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local 651 are establishing a “Solidarity Fund” to help their members. If you wish to help support our brothers and sisters, please contact Duane Egan at (978)476-6472 or via e- mail eganduane1@gmail.com.

Our Brothers and Sisters need our support. Their families need our support. Please stand in Solidarity with the New Hampshire AFL-CIO and contribute any way that you are able.

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Special Election for NH House District, Hillsborough 44!

There is a Special Election coming up for NH House District, Hillsborough 44
(Manchester Wards 8 & 9 and Litchfield) on May 23.
The NH AFL-CIO has organized a Labor to Labor Walk in support of
Candidate James Morin, Retired Union Member.
We need volunteers for some door to door canvassing!
Tuesday, May 9 from 5-7:30 p.m.
Staging from the NH AFL-CIO at 161 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett, NH
Join Your Brothers & Sisters for a Labor to Labor Walk & Pizza, of course!
Please call the NH AFL-CIO at 623-7302 to let them know you can help!
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THE NEW HAMPSHIRE AFL-CIO LINDA HORAN SCHOLARSHIP IS BACK FOR 2017!

THE NEW HAMPSHIRE AFL-CIO LINDA HORAN  
SCHOLARSHIP IS BACK FOR 2017!

It’s that time of year again! It’s time to honor our Sister Linda Horan by contributing to the Scholarship program that proudly bears her name! There is still time to donate!

In honor of our Sister’s lifelong struggle to support workers rights, both Union and non-union. All contributions to the Linda Horan Scholarship Fund are fully tax deductible. This is a great way to help the next generation of activists have a leg up in obtaining the education they deserve!

Your Tax Deductible Contributions should be sent to:
NH AFL-CIO
Attn: EAP Services
PO Box 801
Enfield, NH 03748

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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NH AFL-CIO 58th Biennial Convention May 5-7 at The Margate Resort

Brothers & Sisters,

The Fifty-Eighth Biennial Convention of the New Hampshire AFL-CIO is just around the corner. On May 5th, 6th, & 7th we will gather at The Margate Resort in Laconia, New Hampshire to elect officers to the Executive Council, vote on the 2017 New Hampshire AFL-CIO Strategic Plan, discuss constitutional amendments, resolutions, and committee business. Details for the weekend can be found below. If you are an affiliate member of the New Hampshire AFL-CIO, your local should have received a packet with your credentials and information regarding the Convention. 

However, if you are an affiliate member of the New Hampshire AFL-CIO and you (or your local) had planned to attend the Fifty-Eighth Biennial Convention, but have not received a credential packet in the mail, please contact the New Hampshire AFL-CIO by phone at (603) 623-7302 or by emailing araff@nhaflcio.org more information can be found on our website by clicking here. If you require a password fill out the form found here, and you will be sent one.

 

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New Hampshire Labor Has Lost One Of Its Strongest Voices

Today, our New Hampshire Labor Family lost one of its strongest voices, Senator Scott McGilvray. Scott’s service to New Hampshire working families began long before he succeeded in winning his Senate Seat. Scott served as a Social Studies teacher and coach in Manchester for decades. Coach McGilvray didn’t dedicate himself to his community because it was his job, he did it because of his passion for helping people, and helping people learn. One of Scott’s many gifts was his ability to see the potential in all of his students. There are hundreds of Granite Staters that were guided by Scott’s leadership and caring nature. He had the rare ability to relate to students on and off the field in a way that was different from other educators. To this day, students recall words of advice they received from Scott while they were at Memorial High School.
 
Scott didn’t just provide assistance to his students, Scott also never stopped fighting for his colleagues and their families. So often our teachers are not treated with the gratitude that they deserve. Scott made it his job, literally, to advocate for one of the most under-appreciated groups of professionals in the Granite State, educators. As President of the New Hampshire National Education Association, Scott got up every day to better our education system in New Hampshire. His priority was to ensure that every student and every teacher had the materials they needed to succeed.
 
Having Scott in the New Hampshire Senate gave all of the us in the New Hampshire Labor Community tremendous pride, and we will not falter in continuing his work. His dream of building a New Hampshire that provided a better future for his students will not be forgotten. His memory will live on through the students and teachers whom he cared for so much. Senator McGilvray embodies the meaning of “Public Servant,” and he should be honored as such. The New Hampshire AFL-CIO sends its thoughts, prayers, strength, and love to Scott’s family. We stand with you in these difficult times. Thank you for strength and Solidarity, Brother McGilvray.
 

 

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