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LABOR DAY 2014– An American Holiday We Should Celebrate by Raising the Minimum Wage (Not Wall Street Profits)

Labor Day isn’t just “the end of summer.”  What many Americans forget: Labor Day honors the sacrifices and accomplishments of our Labor Movement. Yep, that’s right. Here in America, we have a national holiday honoring the Labor Movement.  Just like Presidents Day, Veterans Day and Christmas Day.  (But I betcha Fox News won’t be covering “the war on Labor Day.”) Facts: Without labor unions, we would not have child labor laws.  Or a 40-hour work … Continue reading

Nashua Locals Hold “A Vigil for Tolerance, Acceptance and Welcoming”

This week, I had the privilege of helping to organize and attend a great event in Nashua. The vigil was to show support for all of the refugees and immigrants coming to New Hampshire and many of our southern states. Over the past few months, a group led by Jerry Delemus and the “912 project” have been traveling around our state, opposing immigration reform and using the thousands of child refugees as a backdrop to … Continue reading

Granite Staters Ask Senator Ayotte To Take The Minimum Wage Challenge

This week members of the New Hampshire Alliance for Retired American, New Hampshire Citizens Alliance, and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) challenged Senator Kelly Ayotte to live on minimum wage for a week. The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour that leads many to make choices between feeding their families and filling their gas tanks. This is why millions of Americans support raising the federal minimum wage to … Continue reading

Linda Tanner A Real Candidate For Working Families

One of the goals of the NH Labor News is to help Granite Staters get to know the candidates who are running for office in New Hampshire. We focus on candidates who support working families, particularly those candidates who are working to rebuild the middle class and strengthen our rights as workers. This week’s focus is on State Senate District 8 candidate Linda Tanner. Background Information for Rep. Linda Tanner Linda is longtime community activist, … Continue reading

Does Scott Brown Even Know There is a Primary in New Hampshire in Two Weeks?

What was the #1 take-away lesson from the 2010 Massachusetts special election for US Senate? Don’t assume voters are just going to give you the election. The #2 lesson? Voters really don’t like arrogance. One would think that, after beating Martha Coakley to serve as Massachusetts’ Senator for a couple of years, Scott Brown would have learned those lessons. It would be a reasonable assumption. BUT. Over the past month or so, the Brown campaign … Continue reading

Watch Scott Brown Dance Around The Minimum Wage Yet Again

  Dance Magic Dance! That’s all I could think of, after watching a video of Scott Brown dancing his way around questions raised by New Hampshire voters. Brown used to be the junior Senator from Massachusetts, until Elizabeth Warren beat him.  Now he’s up here in New Hampshire, running for Senate again, and recently appeared at a “Town Hall” style gathering in Franklin. Janice Kelble, an APWU member and resident of Franklin, asked Brown where … Continue reading

A Vigil For Tolerance, Acceptance and Welcoming

Over the past several weeks there have been “visitors” to the Exit 6 overpass on Broad Street in Nashua holding signs and trying to gain support from passing motorists. Their Anti-Immigrant messages have been hateful, incendiary and ugly carrying non-welcoming sentiments and expressing strongly worded opposition to our newest community members. Hate is not a message that solves problems. Bigotry and racism demean us all. I think these folks must be “visitors” because Nashua and … Continue reading

Organize The South To Change A Nation

Organize The South “The only way to win economic justice in America is to organize the South,” according to MaryBe McMillian, Secretary-Treasurer of the North Carolina AFL-CIO. During this year’s Netroots Nation, one panel discussion focused on how labor and progressive organizations are building a movement to effect real social change in America. Those of us in the labor movement often think of “organizing” as recruiting new members to join our union ranks. While organizing … Continue reading

Highlighted Posts

The Government Is The Largest Creator Of Low-Wage Jobs

The federal government spends over $500 billion dollars on government contractors alone. For spending all this money, the federal government is “the largest creator of low wages jobs” said Joseph Geevarghes, Deputy Director of Change to Win, a labor coalition and strategic organizing center.

America’s Moral Crisis: A Video Of Rev. Dr. William Barber’s Epic Speech At The AFT Convention

“There is a moral crisis in the country” These are the bold words of Rev. Dr. William Barber who is one of the many faith leaders leading the “Moral Monday’s” campaign in North Carolina. Yesterday Rev. Barber was a keynote speaker at this year’s American Federation of Teachers convention in Los Angeles.

Watch Scott Brown Dance Around The Minimum Wage Yet Again

Janice Kelble, an APWU member and resident of Franklin, asked Brown where he stands on raising the minimum wage. “Speaking of struggling working Americans, what’s your position on increasing the federal minimum wage after all these years?” she asked.

Organize The South To Change A Nation

“The only way to win economic justice in America is to organize the South,” according to MaryBe McMillian, Secretary-Treasurer of the North Carolina AFL-CIO. But I don’t see any of that money headed back to public pension systems.

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