Our Brothers and Sisters in Texas Need Our Help

Our Brothers and Sisters in Texas Need Our Help

Solidarity is about coming together when the times get tough. We have seen, throughout our history, that when working families are facing disasters like Hurricane Harvey, that their Brothers and Sisters from around the country open their hearts and minds in order to assist those in need. 

The New Hampshire AFL-CIO stands with all of Texas. You will rebuild, and you will once again thrive.

With over 100,000 homes impacted by this storm, we are asking our allies and members to donate anything they can to help the victims of this natural disaster.

Click here to help out your Brothers and Sisters in the Lone Star State!

Thank you for your support and Solidarity, Forever.

Share this New Hampshire AFL-CIO Labor News Post

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!

Share this New Hampshire AFL-CIO Labor News Post

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.

Share this New Hampshire AFL-CIO Labor News Post

DEADLINE: NH AFL-CIO Linda Horan Scholarship Applications Due May 26th!

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS FOR THE NEW HAMPSHIRE AFL-CIO LINDA HORAN  
SCHOLARSHIP IS ALMOST HERE!

Brothers and Sisters,

The deadline for application and essay submissions for the New Hampshire AFL-CIO Linda Horan Scholarship is just around the corner (MAY 26TH). 

Click here to view the Linda Horan Scholarship Program’s rules and eligibility requirements.

Click here for the 2017 Scholarship Application.

If you are interested in supporting this cause honoring our sister Linda, you can still donate!

Please click here to download a copy of the contribution form.

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

Share this New Hampshire AFL-CIO Labor News Post

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!
Share this New Hampshire AFL-CIO Labor News Post

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

Share this New Hampshire AFL-CIO Labor News Post

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.

 

Share this New Hampshire AFL-CIO Labor News Post

New Hampshire Working Families Deal So-Called “Right-to-Work” Legislation Its First Blow

New Hampshire Working Families Deal So-Called “Right-to-Work” 
Legislation Its First Blow In House Labor Committee Vote
 
 
Today, New Hampshire working families from across the Granite State stood together to protect workers from legislation that would have lowered their wages and exposed them to more dangerous work environments. The New Hampshire AFL-CIO would like to thank the 14 (ITL: 14/OTP: 7) members of the Committee that voted to defeat both the House and Senate versions of this deceptive “Right-to-Work” Legislation. Your support is not only appreciated but essential to defending our state against this anti-worker legislation.
 
 

Following today’s public hearing in the New Hampshire House of Representatives’ Labor Committee, New Hampshire labor leaders spoke out on the ant-worker legislation.

Glenn Brackett, President of the New Hampshire AFL-CIO: “The New Hampshire AFL-CIO was proud to stand with hundreds of working people across the state who are fighting to protect their rights at work. This legislation is an attack on working families by out-of-state special interests seeking to lower wages for everyone and undermine worker protections. The proponents of this legislation are playing politics with the future of our workforce, and New Hampshire working families deserve better.”

Richard Gulla, President of SEA/SEIU Local Union 1984: “So-called right to work has no place in the Granite State, and I’m proud we were able to pack this hall today with those who agree. Both of these bills are tired, recycled legislation that does nothing for the real problems facing our state. We need the House to reject these bills so we can get down to working together on legislation that helps – not hurts – New Hampshire families.”

Sarah Hirsch, President of the University of New Hampshire Lecturers Union: “The families of New Hampshire want the college students to be solidly prepared and ready to enter good careers. To do this, the faculty who teach and mentor them need to be protected, have job stability and security, good benefits, and a say in their working conditions!  Weakening unions ultimately weakens higher education, undercutting the development of a skilled workforce for New Hampshire at a time when we need more competitive workers in the state.”  

Frank Moroney, Executive Director AFSCME Council 93: “It’s a powerful statement that a majority of legislators, both Democrats and Republicans, voted against so-called “Right to Work” today. They stood together because they know protecting our right to speak up together on the job shouldn’t be a partisan issue. Right to Work would hurt working families across the Granite State, and we’ll continue to fight against this legislation as it moves to the House floor.”

Dennis Caza, President of Teamsters Local Union 633: “Today, hundreds of our brothers and sisters stood in Solidarity to defend the rights of New Hampshire’s workers. We hope that we have sent a message to the legislature that so-called “Right-to-Work” is not the solution that New Hampshire working families need. In the coming days, we urge workers in every industry across the state to contact their legislators and let them know that this so-called “Right-to-Work” legislation is wrong for New Hampshire.”

Share this New Hampshire AFL-CIO Labor News Post

So-called “Right-to-Work” is Wrong for New Hampshire

Extreme politicians and out-of-state corporate interests are trying to pass so-called “Right-to-Work” in New Hampshire. This bill is deceptive, confusing and will drive down wages for ALL New Hampshire families. Instead of controversial legislation like “Right-to-Work”, we should be working together to improve wages and benefits for New Hampshire’s working families.  Tell your legislator to vote NO on so-called “Right-to-Work!” 

CLICK HERE to stand up for New Hampshire working families! 

CLICK HERE for more information on so-called “Right-to-Work,” and learn why it is STILL wrong for New Hampshire. 

Text WRONG to 237263

Share this New Hampshire AFL-CIO Labor News Post

Tell New Hampshire Legislators That Right to Work Is Wrong for Our State

Extremist Republicans in our state, along with corporate lobbyists and special interest groups, are once again pushing dangerous “right to work” laws, which will cut our wages and benefits and make our workplaces less safe.

Sign the petition to tell Gov.-elect Chris Sununu and state legislators that right to work is wrong for New Hampshire.

 

Share this New Hampshire AFL-CIO Labor News Post