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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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:
Attn: EAP Services
PO Box 801
Enfield, NH 03748


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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 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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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!



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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. 



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:

Text WRONG to 237263



Sign up for one of our phone banks held Monday through Thursday from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

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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. 

Text WRONG to 237263

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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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Call To Action: So-called “Right-to-Work” Senate Vote Solidarity Event

Brothers & Sisters,


Last week hundreds of you came to our side and helped us amplify the voice of all New Hampshire working families as we told our Legislators that we will not stand for fraudulently-labeled “Right-to-Work” laws in the Granite State. Despite heartfelt testimony and statistical evidence presented by many who gave attended, three of the five members of the Senate Commerce Committee voted to to pass SB11-FN. This means that the entire New Hampshire State Senate will vote on this so-called “Right-to-Work” law this THURSDAY, JANUARY 19TH AT 10:00 AM at the New Hampshire State House. We will be gathering together to hand out signs and information starting at 9:00 AM (before the State Senate session).

I know that it is unfortunate that many of us who will be impacted by this theft by deception legislation will be working during this crucial vote. But we are asking every ally, activist, member and community leader to once again join us on THURSDAY at the New Hampshire State House at 9:00 AM to send a message to the New Hampshire State Senate that workers will not sit by quietly while workers rights are being threatened. Together we can beat the corporate special interest pushing dangerous solutions to problems that we do not have!
WHAT: So-called “Right-to-Work” Senate Vote Solidarity Event 
WHEN: Thursday, January 19th 9:00 AM meet-up for the 10:00 AM Senate session
WHERE: New Hampshire State House, 107 North State Street, Concord, New Hampshire 
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For NH Workers Facing Impending “Right to Work” Fight, Solidarity Has Never Been More Important



Brothers & Sisters,


As we begin the process of swearing in the winners of November’s election, I know that many of us feel discouraged and tired. Members across New England dedicated thousands of hours of their time to advocate for the election of leaders that would stand up for New Hampshire working families. In an election year where the entire country experienced a wave of GOP wins on the state and federal level, New Hampshire once again defied the norm and will be sending an all female Democratic delegation to Washington D.C.

Unfortunately, despite your tireless effort put into our Labor 2016 election campaign, we are faced with a New Hampshire Republican Party control of our legislature and the Governor’s Office. Although many of us are tired from a hard fought and seemingly endless campaign, we must stay active. We must stay engaged. And most of all, we must stay united. 

Governor-elect Sununu has already publicly stated (more than once) that Right to Work legislation is at the top of his agenda. Make no mistake, unless we come together and fight, New Hampshire will be a Right to Work state. Despite the misleading name, so-called “Right to Work” laws do not guarantee anyone a job and do not protect workers’ rights. Right to Work laws prohibit trade unions from collecting fees to cover the cost of contract administration from employees who benefit from the protections of a collective bargaining agreement, but do not join the union. There are different versions of Right to Work legislation, but all Right to Work laws are designed to limit the power of labor unions, and the workers they represent, to negotiate for better pay and working conditions. While supporters typically claim that Right to Work laws are necessary to attract new businesses and increase employment opportunities, rigorous economic studies have failed to validate such claims.

The labor community in the Granite State has an obligation to the rest of New Hampshire working families to fight Right to Work legislation using all of the resources and allies we can organize. And we cannot afford to wait until the new legislative session starts and the Governor-elect becomes Governor. We must start to lay the plans for our opposition today!

As Governor, Chris Sununu will not only have the help of a Republican controlled legislature, but also the help of dark money Super PACs such as those funded by the Koch Brothers and other conservative millionaires. Well-funded Right to Work proponents like the National Right to Work Committee, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and Americans for Prosperity will be spending millions of dollars to push an anti-labor agenda.

We all have connections to different allies and a wide variety of resources. The only way that New Hampshire will not become a Right to Work state is if we use our numbers and our voices to stand together, and stand up for New Hampshire working families.

Start talking to your colleagues, fellow members, family members, and friends about what we can do to protect New Hampshire workers and their families from the attacks that are sure to come this legislative session.

The New Hampshire AFL-CIO will stand with its fellow brothers and sisters in the rain, sleet, and snow to protect New Hampshire workers and their future. Let’s get to work!


For more information on Right to Work click here.


For more information on upcoming events regarding organizing our opposition to anti-union attacks, please continue to check our website or email

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Congratulations to the veterinarians, vet nurses, vet techs and office staff at Stratham-Newfields Veterinary Hospital who have become members of CWA Local 1400 via card check recognition!
In response to the lack of licensure requirements for veterinary technicians, Stratham-Newfields Veterinary Hospital spearheaded the effort to require licensure of all veterinary technicians in New Hampshire.
What is a veterinary technician?  In New Hampshire, anyone can be called a veterinary technician or “vet tech.”  SNVH requires that their nurses caring for your pets are credentialed veterinary technicians, which means they hold a college degree and have passed a national exam. 
Stratham-Newfields Veterinary Hospital 
8 Main Street, Newfields NH 03856 / Phone: 603-778-7687 
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