Climate Change on the Table: Impacts on Agriculture, Local Food and Vulnerable Communities
CONCORD, NH – A gathering of New Hampshire groups, experts, and businesses discussed the agriculture and farming challenges from extreme weather events, invasive plants, and other climate impacts. Impacts seen in the farming community and from consumers were presented with special emphasis on more vulnerable communities in the state who … Continue reading
Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, The Case To Push Right To Work Nationally
Another day, another attack on working families. The Supreme Court is about to hear a case, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association that could overturn a nearly forty-year decision that allows unions to negotiate “fair-share” fees for non-union members who benefit from the union’s contract. “We are disappointed that at a … Continue reading
The Economic Policy Institute Unveils Their ‘Women’s Economic Agenda’
New ‘Women’s Economic Agenda’ focuses on closing the wage gap between men and woman while lifting the wages of all workers We need an economy that works for everyone not just a select few. Research shows that we are putting working women, specifically women of color, at a severe disadvantage. … Continue reading
NEXTGEN Climate Is Pushing Climate Change To The Forefront Of Our Political Discussions
NextGen Climate is an organization dedicated to bringing climate change to the forefront of American politics. In 2016, that means playing a big role in the upcoming election by holding politicians accountable to lay out their plans to address the risks of climate change and accelerate our country’s transition to a clean energy economy. Voters across … Continue reading
Leo W Gerard: The TPP — Another Deadly Trade Deal
Americans who once earned family-supporting wages working in factories, foundries and mills across this country began destroying themselves at a shocking rate five years after implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). That’s because such deals – schemes exactly like the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement released … Continue reading
We Are Failing To Uphold Our Promises To Veterans
Today we honor the brave men and women who answered the call and put their lives at risk to serve our country. The unfortunate fact is that our government is not doing enough to help these veterans when they come home. Republicans in Congress have been forcing deeper and deeper … Continue reading
Politicians are Trying to Sell Off Veterans’ Health Care
It’s just… wrong. It’s SO wrong, I’m having a hard time writing about it. Politicians want to get rid of the VA healthcare system, and replace it with a system of vouchers that veterans would use “to purchase their own health insurance in the private marketplace.” And they’re justifying this … Continue reading
‘National Women in Apprenticeship Day’ A Huge Success
On November 5th, America celebrated the inaugural National Women in Apprenticeship Day. President Obama, along with over a dozen Governors and Mayors, made proclamations praising the Building Trades apprentice programs. “We recognize the ways apprenticeships foster innovation and prosperity, and we recommit to encouraging and supporting those who offer and … Continue reading
As TPP Text Is Revealed Our Worst Fears Are Becoming Reality
Our worst fears are becoming reality as the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership was finally released to the public. At 4 am, under the cover of darkness, the White House quietly released the text of the largest trade agreement in history.
Congresswoman DeLauro Inspires The Crowd At The NH AFL-CIO Raising Wages Summit
Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro informed, inspired, and motivated more than 200 people at the New Hampshire AFL-CIO Raising Wages Summit in Concord with a simple story about her upbringing.
Speaking at an Americans for Prosperity event yesterday, Jeb Bush enraged people when he said “we need to figure out a way to phase out” Medicare for future enrollees.