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Video Highlights From The NH Workers Solid As Granite Rally

Here are all of the videos from the NH Workers Solid As Granite Rally.  Be sure to follow us on YouTube as well so you can see our newest and latest movies. 
Intro Movie (Highlight Reel) 
Nashua Teachers Union President
Robert Sherman
Deb Howes
Member of the Nashua Teachers’ Union
Presenting Certificates of Appreciation to Local State Reps
who opposed Right To Work (for less)
Craig Lange
Adjunct Professor at Nashua Community College
Newly formed SEIU 1984 chapter
AFT-NH President Laura Hainey
SEIU 1984 / State Employees Association
President Diana Lacey
National Postal Mail Handlers Union
Representative Ed Barnes
Sheet Metal Workers Local 17
Business Agent, Ed Foley
President of the Metal Trades Council at the
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
IBEW Member,
Paul O’Connor
NH Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health
Al Bouchard
NH AFL-CIO President Mark MacKenzie
Ret. Firefighter, Member IAFF

Solid As Granite Series part 9: AFT-NH President Laura Hainey

New Hampshire Workers “Solid As Granite” rally at Greeley Park in Nashua NH on May 5th 2012. This video is of AFT-NH President Laura Hainey. Laura was a special education teacher and President of the Rochester Federation of Teachers prior to being elected President of AFT-NH.

Laura talks about learning from our past to better our future.  She also talks about working together with members of the community to fight attacks on Labor, Women, and all Middle Class Families.

 “It is through the efforts of our members, their families and concerned NH citizens that we know we can defeat these extremists. “

Solid As Granite Series part 8: NH COSH Al Bouchard

Al Bouchard is a advocate for the New Hampshire Coalition of Occupational Safety and Health, (COSH).  This short story is powerful and shows why it is important to be union members and why workplace safety is one of the most important protections a union can provide.

To quote AL, “Do not trust your employer when he tells you it is safe”.

Solid As Granite Series part 7: National Postal Mail Handlers Union Representative ED Barnes

The next in our series is National Postal Mail Handlers Union Representative Ed Barnes.  Ed has been a Mail Handler in Nashua for over 10 years.  He starts off talking about why it is so important that we have a union.  Why it is so important to have a contract.  He says ‘Because of my contract I can feed my kids, I can help pay for my son to go to college’.

He also talks about the importance of all the postal unions working together to fight legislation that is aimed at closing the USPS and killing 200,000 jobs.

Solid As Granite Series part 6: Craig Lange SEA/SEIU 1984

The next video in our series is Craig Lange.  Craig is a member of the newly formed union for adjunct instructors at the Nashua Community College.  They are now members of the SEA /SEIU 1984.  This was a long struggle to become recognized and it took a lot of work.  After you listen to his story you will understand why it was so important to become members.  They are still working to negotiate thier first contract, and Craig is one of their negotiators as well.

Solid As Granite Series Part 5 : Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 Representative Ed Foley

The next video in our series is the Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 Business Agent Ed Foley.  Ed has been a sheet metal worker for 41 years, and comes from a long line of union members.  Ed talks about the importance of the private sector unions.  They not only work with contractors to find work, they help ensure a safe and productive worksite.

He also talks about what it has been like for him as the Business Agent over the last two years.  Spending most of his time fighting anti-worker legislation from Concord.

Solid As Granite Series Part 4: State Employees’ Association President Diana Lacey

The next video in our Solid As Granite series in State Employees’ Association / SEIU 1984 President Diana Lacey.

Diana has worked for the State of New Hampshire for over 17 years in the Department of Health and Human Services.  She talks about the continuing attacks on middle class families and all New Hampshire workers.

Solid As Granite: Deb Howes and Certificates of Appreciation

Nashua Teachers’ Union Member Deb Howes presents Certificates of Appreciation to the Representatives from the Nashua area for opposing Right To Work.

This video also includes a short speech by Nashua State Rep Mary Gorman who opposes Right To Work.

Solid As Granite Series Part 3: NH AFL-CIO President Mark MacKenzie

This is another video from the Solid As Granite Rally in Nashua NH on May 5th 2012.

This video features NH AFL-CIO President Mark MacKenzie. He talks about the importance of holding our elected officials accountable for the votes on issues that effect middle class families and the workers throughout New Hampshire.

“Which side are you on? It has never been clearer who stood with us. Which side are you on?”

As always Mark’s speeches are full of fire.  This is another “can’t miss” videos.

Solid As Granite Series Part 2: President of the Metal Trades Council at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Paul O’Connor

This is another video from the Solid As Granite Rally in Nashua NH on May 5th 2012. This video is the nine minute speech of Paul O’Connor. Paul is an IBEW member and is President of the Metal Trades Council at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. He talks about what it is like working for the Federal Government. Why it is important to be union members.

“We must stop listening to the rhetoric that pits worker against worker,” 
Paul O’Connor

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