Free Keene from ‘Free-Keene’: A Story Of Harassment In The Workplace
If you live in New Hampshire you have probably heard about the Free State Project (FSP). This group of Libertarians who vowed to bring 20,000 members to New Hampshire in an effort to increase their personal freedoms. ”What I propose is a Free State Project, in which freedom-minded people of all … Continue reading
Can You Feel It? Workers Standing Together In Strikes Across The Country
Something’s happening out there. Last week, fast-food workers at more than 30 restaurants in St. Louis walked off their jobs in a one-day strike, seeking better pay and benefits and the ability to form a union. After United Steelworkers members authorized a strike over safety issues last week, Exxon Mobil … Continue reading
Overtime vs. Comp Time: US House Pushes To Take Away Overtime Pay
This week the US House passed legislation to strike down advances made by unions and workers for decades. Through collective bargaining workers have made significant advances in the areas of time off and overtime pay. The US House, led by their Tea Party Speaker John Boehner, want to take that … Continue reading
D.C. Circuit Court Of Appeals Puts Employers Speech Above Workers Rights
How many times have you seen this poster? This is the ‘Employee Rights’ poster that was mandated by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to be prominently displayed in over 6 million worksites. That was until a Circuit Court of Appeals Judge decided the ‘freedom of speech’ of the employer is more important … Continue reading
Brigadier General Adams’s And Sen. Murphy Says ‘Our National Security Is At Risk From Outsourcing’
As if loosing our good jobs to China was not bad enough now our national security is at risk because of the policies set forth in Washington. We are at risk of being forced into a position where the United States could be called into war and we cannot supply … Continue reading
Profit margins from cheap clothing? Or worker safety? Where are our priorities?
Yesterday, there was yet another fire in yet another garment factory near Dhaka, Bangladesh. This time eight people died, including the factory’s managing director and a top police official. “The blaze comes just two weeks after the collapse of the eight-story Rana Plaza building, home to five garment factories, killed … Continue reading
Sequester Gives Kids A Kick To The Head Start
Once again Congress is attacking the poor working families. These are the families that rely on programs like Head Start to get their children started in education the right way. Time and time again is has been proven in studies like this one from the US Dept of Health and … Continue reading
The New Hampshire Unions Come Together To Support Immigration Reform
Over the last week the NH Labor News has posted a variety of articles on immigration reform. Topics have ranged from the need to ensure that all workers are treated fairly and paid honestly to raids from Immigrations Customs Enforcement. Immigration reform has been a politic football for decades. The … Continue reading
Once Again Faith Leaders Come Out To Support Workers Rights To Organize
For years the Catholic church has been working to expand the rights of workers in an effort to combat poverty. I was very please today to share an editorial from Monsignor Jack Schuler of Missouri. Monsignor Schuler explains the strong relationship between workers and the Catholic church.
NH Letter Carrier Risks His Own Life To Save Another From A Burning Building
Tom, a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers risked his own life to run into a burning building to look for residents. Not many people would think of the mailman as the first person to run into a burning building but that is exactly what Tom did. Then when it was over he went right back to doing what he does every day, delivering the mail.