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Today in labor history for the week of February 27, 2017

This Week in Labor HistoryFebruary 27Legendary labor leader and socialist presidential candidate Eugene V. Debs becomes charter member and secretary of the Vigo Lodge, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen. Five years later he is leading the national union… Continue reading

Shaheen To Bring Planned Parenthood Of Northern New England To Trump’s Speech To Congress

Shaheen Invites Planned Parenthood of Northern NE’s Jennifer Frizzell to President Trump’s Joint Session of Congress

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has invited Jennifer Frizzell of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England to attend President Donald Trump’s joint session of Congress as her … Continue reading

Planned Parenthood Gears Up For New Legislative Fights In NH House

Planned Parenthood Gears Up to Protect Reproductive Health Care Access in First Legislative Fights of the 2017 Session

Bills to Ban some Abortions and Repeal the Buffer Zone Headed to the House Floor

Concord – Next House session, members will act on HB … Continue reading

AFT-NH Legislative Bulletin 2-24-17: Payroll Deduction And The Expansion Of School Vouchers

February 24, 2017  

This week and next week the House will not be in session, due to school winter vacations, though the Senate is holding sessions and many committee hearings continue to be held. So, business continues to be done, though we are in a bit of a pause … Continue reading

NH State Senate Passes Ban On Conversion Therapy

Last week, we posted a story about the horrors associated with “conversion therapy” and why it should be banned in New Hampshire (and throughout the country).  Today we have some good news: The New Hampshire Senate just passed SB224, a bill to ban “conversion therapy on minors under 18.”

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Sen Avard, Along With His Lobbyist Friends, Push Bill To Toss Thousands Off SNAP Program

State Senator Kevin Avard just submitted a new piece of legislation (SB7), co-written by out-of-state lobbyists, to cut the number of people eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) commonly referred to as “Food Stamps.”

Avard stated in his press release:

“The intent of this legislation is … Continue reading

Legislators Consider Prohibiting Union Dues Deductions From Public Employees

On March 1st, the NH House Labor Committee will hear public testimony on HB 438, a bill to prohibit a “public employer from withholding union dues from a public employee’s wages.” Essentially this would prohibit workers from choosing how they want to spend their own money and how they choose … Continue reading

Sounding the Alarm for the Harbinger of Spring: Maple Syrup

Nearly 150 Attend Breakfast to Hear
US Senator Hassan and Experts on Local Climate Impacts  
 

DURHAM, NH – Maple syrup is a New Hampshire institution, but climate change could have tragic impacts on the future harvest.

Nearly150 concerned Granite Staters attended Local Climate … Continue reading

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