FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COLIN VAN OSTERN’S STATEMENT ON BEING ENDORSED BY THE NH AFL-CIO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:       Alan Raff
                        (603) 714-0258
October 3, 2016
 
Colin Van Ostern’s Statement on Being Endorsed by the New Hampshire AFL-CIO in his Gubernatorial Race
Concord – New Hampshire Democratic Gubernatorial candidate, Colin Van Ostern, released the following statement after his recent endorsement by the New Hampshire AFL-CIO in his Gubernatorial race.



“I am proud to stand with the hardworking members of New Hampshire’s AFL-CIO,” said Democratic nominee, Colin Van Ostern. “Our next Governor must ensure New Hampshire’s economy works for everyone, not just those at the top and we’ll do that by safeguarding the bipartisan New Hampshire Health Protection plan, which has insured over 50,000 Granite Staters, investing in public education, raising New Hampshire’s lowest in the nation minimum wage and standing against the so-called ‘right to work’ legislation my opponent favors that strips hardworking people of their right to collectively bargain altogether. It’s critical that we work together to build on the progress we’ve made and move our state forward, not backward.”



For a complete list of New Hampshire AFL-CIO endorsed candidates, please visit our website by clicking here.

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PRESS RELEASE: NH AFL-CIO RELEASES FULL LIST OF ENDORSED CANDIDATES

PRESS RELEASE
Contact:      Alan Raff
                       araff@nhaflcio.org
                       (603) 714-0258 
             
October 3, 2016
 
New Hampshire AFL-CIO Releases List of Endorsed Candidates 
 
Hookett – The New Hampshire AFL-CIO is proud to release its list of endorsed candidates for the upcoming General Election on November 8th, 2016. At the New Hampshire AFL-CIO Legislative Conference on Saturday, September 17, the delegates from the New Hampshire AFL-CIO affiliates voted to endorse candidates for Governor, New Hampshire State Senate, and the New Hampshire House of Representatives. The New Hampshire AFL-CIO has endorsed candidates that we believe will be champions for New Hampshire working families and will continue to move New Hampshire forward!
 
The full list of New Hampshire AFL-CIO Endorsed candidates (Presidential, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Gubernatorial, State Senate, New Hampshire House of Representatives) can be found on our website by clicking here. 
 
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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

https://www.facebook.com/events/1747164602168056/

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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West Virginia’s GOP Controlled Legislature Passes “Right To Work” Legislation

This week, West Virginia’s Republican controlled legislature passed “right to work” legislation and repealed the state’s prevailing wage regulations for government projects in West Virginia. Governor, Earl Ray Tomblin, immediately vetoed both legislative actions, only to be rebuked, and have his veto overturned with a simple majority, voting 18-16 in the Senate and 55-43 in
the House along party lines.

West Virginia now joins the other 25 states that have chosen to favor big business and special interest over the needs of American working families. The passage of the “Establishing West Virginia Workplace Freedom Act” is a direct result of the Republicans taking back the West Virginia House of Representatives for the first time in almost a century. This is a terrible set back for workers across the country, but especially troublesome because of West Virginia’s remarkable labor legacy. 

The message is clear. There are those in state legislatures
across our country that are on a mission to chip away at the rights that
organized labor and workers everywhere have fought arduously to establish and
protect.

It should be no surprise that the Koch Brothers backed group, Americans for Prosperity heavily promoted the West Virginia “right to work” bill. They continue to fund anti-labor actions in New Hampshire, but to this point have been unsuccessful. 

If it can happen in a state like West Virginia, a state that was built on the back of labor; it can happen anywhere. New Hampshire families are working everyday to support their loved ones and make ends meet. “Right to work” bills like the New Hampshire legislatures, HB 1341, seek to make those things more difficult to achieve.

This battle in West Virginia highlights how important it is to exercise your right to vote and be involved in our democratic process. Electing representatives that will stand up for working families and workers’ rights ensures that your interests are always represented in Concord. 

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