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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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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SO-CALLED “RIGHT-TO-WORK” DEFEATED

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: February 16, 2017

Contact: Alan Raff, (603) 714-0258

New Hampshire AFL-CIO Reacts to House Vote on “Right to Work”

Concord – Following the House vote on so-called “Right to Work” today, Glenn Brackett, President of the New Hampshire AFL-CIO made the following statement: 

“Today a bi-partisan majority confirmed that ‘Right to Work’ is still wrong for New Hampshire, and this vote should be the final nail in the coffin.  Across the Granite State, working people stood together against this corporate-backed legislation that would cripple our ability to speak up on job. We thank the legislators who let workers’ voices rise above special interests’.”

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ICYMI: Right to Work Supporter Admits “Right to Work” is About Killing Unions

 

 
ICYMI: Right to Work Supporter Admits “Right to Work” is About Killing Unions
 
 

Jim Roche, President of the NH Business and Industry Association admits that so-called “Right-to-Work” is really about destroying unions. Tell you legislator to oppose Right to Work! http://bit.ly/NHrtw

 

 

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THURSDAY: New Hampshire House Vote on So-called “Right-to-Work” Legislation

 
We need Solidarity Now!
 

Brothers & Sisters,

On Thursday, we will have our biggest fight thus far, on so-called “Right-to-Work” laws in the Granite State. The New Hampshire House of Representatives will vote on a version of so-called “Right-to-Work” THIS THURSDAY (DAY AFTER TOMORROW), FEBRUARY 16TH. We need to make this our biggest action of the legislative session because New Hampshire working families are depending on us to defend and protect their rights. 

 
 

Governor Sununu has stated that if any form of so-called “Right-to-Work” reaches his desk, he will sign it. This means that it is absolutely crucial that we stand in Solidarity and let our legislators know that we will hold them accountable.

 

THIS THURSDAY we need to send a message that is so strong that the entire legislature takes notice. We need to make it clear that passing any form of this legislation will do nothing but make life more difficult for New Hampshire working families.

 
 

Out-of-state special interest groups from places like Michigan and Indiana are pushing “Right-to-Work” legislation to make it more difficult for us to come together, stand together, and stay together in the face of attacks against New Hampshire workers. 

 

WE NEED YOUR STRENGTH ON THURSDAY! RSVP ON OUR FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE!

Please join your brothers and sisters as they fight for working people this Thursday in Concord! 


WHAT: So-called “Right-to-Work” House Vote

WHEN: Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 9:00 AM

(to gather before the vote at 10:00 AM)

WHERE: New Hampshire State House, Representatives Hall,

107 N Main Street, Concord, New Hampshire

If you are unable to attend, please make sure that you:

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– CLICK HERE TO TELL YOUR LEGISLATOR TO VOTE “NO” ON SO-CALLED “RIGHT-TO-WORK” 

– CLICK HERE TO SIGN OUR PETITION TELLING GOVERNOR SUNUNU THAT SO-CALLED “RIGHT-TO-WORK” IS STILL WRONG FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE WORKING FAMILIES!

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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.”

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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. 

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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.

 

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Senator Lou D’Allesandro Slams “Right-to-Work” Supporters For Not Listening To Concerned Citizens

Senator Lou D’Allesandro Slams “Right-to-Work” Supporters 
For Not Listening To Concerned Citizens
 
 
 

Senator Lou D’Allesandro has always stood with New Hampshire working families. His words on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Commerce Committee’s decision to immediately vote to pass SB11-FN (so-called “Right-to-Work”) out of committee before reading or researching any of the submitted testimony show that he understands the importance of unions to a prosperous middle class in the Granite State. Sadly a majority of his fellow Senators don’t care about good wages and benefits for the working class and passed the bill 12-11. 

The New Hampshire AFL-CIO would like to thank those Senators who voted to defeat the fraudulently-labeled “Right-to-Work” bill in the Senate.

We will need your assistance, voice, and leadership to defeat this in the House of Representatives.

 

For more information on the fraudulently labeled “Right-to-Work” legislation, CLICK HERE

 

Find your State Representative and contact them to let them know that

 

so-called “Right-to-Work” is STILL wrong for New Hampshire working families

 

 

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