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Local Company To Build Portable Solar Power Units For Puerto Rico

North Andover, MA:  Local solar installer ReVision Energy is welcoming a group of volunteers this weekend to its 7,000 s.f. facility in N. Andover to build portable emergency power and water purification units for devastated communities in Puerto Rico. Each unit is comprised of a trailer with solar electric panels, … Continue reading

NH’s U.S. Senators Push For FAMILY Act

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Cosponsor FAMILY Act to Guarantee Paid Family and Medical Leave to All Hard-Working Granite Staters and Americans

WASHINGTON – Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan announced today that they are cosponsoring the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act or FAMILY Act, to create a universal, … Continue reading

Fulfill The Promise To Firefighters

Captain Pesula served the Hooksett community for eighteen and a half years as a faithful employee of Hooksett Fire Rescue. He never smoked, he didn’t drink, and was arguably the healthiest, most-fit member on our department. He took care of himself and his crew through exercise and cancer-prevention measures well-known … Continue reading

Leo W Gerard: Kimberly-Clark Uses GOP Tax Break to Sucker Punch Wisconsin Workers

Early Wednesday morning, David Breckheimer, a United Steelworkers local union president at a Neenah, Wis., paper factory, was gathering the last of his gear for a snowmobiling vacation.

At 7:45 a.m., less than two hours before he planned to leave, he got a call. It felt like a punch to … Continue reading

Paid Family Leave: Preventative Insurance for New Hampshire Workers

By Nikki Casey

It’s time for New Hampshire to allow for a simple, employee-funded insurance program to allow workers to take paid time off to care for newborn children, recover from illness or injuries, take care of their ailing parents, or recover from substance misuse disorders.

On Wednesday the New … Continue reading

AFT-NH Legislative Bulletin: Death Benefit For Teachers, Retirement Funding, and More

Given the length and detail of the past couple of bulletins, I will keep this one short. It was another busy week up in Concord, with committees holding hearings on numerous bills of interest to AFT-NH. The Education Committee held a public hearing on HB 1277, to reduce from five … Continue reading

“Right to Work” Rears Its Ugly Head Again

It must be Groundhog Day. There’s another Supreme Court case that could “deal a major … Continue reading

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