Legislature returns $1.6 million to general fund | New Hampshire NEWS06: “Senate President Peter Bragdon thanked employees for their sacrifices to enable the savings through fewer staff members, a salary freeze and “making do with less.””
NHLN Note: I laugh at how the “legislators” are talking about shared sacrifices, when it is not their pay that is being frozen and their cost of benefits going up. Lets see these lawmakers give back all the money they used for gas ans tolls and then we will talk about shared sacrifice.
Shaheen pitches energy bill during green energy solutions company visit in Hudson | New Hampshire NEWS02: “Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. D-N.H., touted her energy bill Friday while touring a company known for green energy solutions.
“There is a broad coalition of support for energy efficiency and its ability to strengthen our economy and address our nation’s energy needs,” Shaheen said. “Companies like EnerTrac are a terrific example of why. They are creating jobs here in the Granite State by making innovative products that will save consumers and businesses money.””
Obama’s Weekly Address: Urging the House to Do ‘What’s Right’ for the Middle Class – ABC News: “President Obama is using his weekly address to once again urge House Republicans to do “what’s right” and pass middle-class tax cuts, saying their insistence on tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans shows what’s at stake in the election.
“It comes down to this,” Obama said. “If 218 members of the House vote the right way, 98% of American families and 97% of small business owners will have the certainty of knowing that that their income taxes will not go up next year.”
The president said lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agree with his plan to extend the Bush-era tax rate for families earning less than $250,000 a year.”
National Labor News
25 highest paid CEOs in Massachusetts – News – Boston.com: “Just how much do the highest paid chief executives earn each year in financial compensation? See the compensation as reported by companies to the Securities and Exchange Commission in annual reports for 2011. Companies listed were a part of an AFL-CIO survey of the country’s largest 3,000 companies. Boston.com updated AFL-CIO data when newer information was available.
Data listed is for 2011 compensation, which includes, in many instances, salary and stock options, among other payments”
Flight Attendant Union Reaches Tentative Agreement At American Eagle Despite Difficult Bankruptcy Conditions – PR Newswire – The Sacramento Bee: “WASHINGTON, July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — American Eagle Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), announced a tentative agreement today after months of negotiations between AFA and American Eagle management. Once approved by union leadership, the agreement will provide Flight Attendants with the opportunity to vote on whether to ratify the agreement instead of being subject to the bankruptcy court’s imposition of terms dictated by management.
“Our AFA negotiations team has worked tirelessly to mitigate very onerous concessionary demands by management. Over the past four months, we have been able to stave off drastic concessions which would have decimated the pay and work rules of American Eagle Flight Attendants,” said Robert Barrow, AFA American Eagle President. “This is certainly not the agreement we were negotiating prior to the bankruptcy, nor does it accurately reflect the vast contributions American Eagle Flight Attendants make to our carrier each day. However, this agreement blunts management’s most onerous demands, gives us the opportunity to decide for ourselves how to move forward, and provides a foundation for the future…
The Association of Flight Attendants is the world’s largest Flight Attendant union. Focused 100 percent on Flight Attendant issues, AFA has been the leader in advancing the Flight Attendant profession for over 65 years. Serving as the voice for Flight Attendants in the workplace, in the aviation industry, in the media and on Capitol Hill, AFA has transformed the Flight Attendant profession by raising wages, benefits and working conditions. Nearly 60,000 Flight Attendants at 21 airlines come together to form AFA, part of the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO. Visit us at www.afacwa.org.”
ALBANY, NY (07/26/2012)(readMedia)–
This was one of the toughest contract fights New York has seen in recent memory, and I could not be prouder of the way the Labor Movement responded. Up against Con Ed’s billions, union members from across New York City and State joined together to support the 8,500 workers and their families that were forced to the street. Public sector, private sector, and building trades, our unions wholeheartedly embraced Local 1-2 workers as their own, walking picket lines, rallying in Union Square, and reaching out to our communities.
This fight was never about just the workers of Con Ed; it was about all New Yorkers whose wellbeing was jeopardized by the lockout. It was about all workers who’ve ever been pushed around. It was about standing up for what’s right.
I commend Local 1-2 President Harry Farrell and his members for remaining strong and united to protect the rights and dignity of workers. I also thank Governor Cuomo for his leadership in bringing about a settlement, as well as all elected leaders who voiced their support for the locked out workers.