Statement by AFT-NH President Douglas Ley on NH House Vote on SB 193 “voucher bill”

Bow, NH     January 3, 2018

 

AFT-NH President Douglas Ley released the following statement about the January 3 vote in the NH House on SB193, the so-called “voucher” bill

“AFT-NH and all supporters of public education in New Hampshire are grievously disappointed with yesterday’s initial House vote on SB193.  By a margin of 184-162, the House gave initial approval to this grievously flawed bill, sending it on to the Finance Committee for further examination before bringing it back to the floor for a final vote.

 

Nashua Teachers' Union Makes Donation to Toys for Tots

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CONTACT: Adam Marcoux, President, Office: 603-888-7544 

NTU MAKES DONATION TO TOYS FOR TOTS 

NASHUA, NH December 14, 2017 – Members of the Nashua Teachers’ Union played Santa this month, donating toys for those in need. The Nashua Teachers’ Union held the 2nd Annual Toys for Tots Donation Drive at all 17 city schools over the last month. When all was said and done, the NTU collected 345 toys, games, puzzles, and more for the Toys for Tots Foundation. 

AFT-NH Legislative Bulletin, 2018-01

Bow, NH - December 13, 2017

Launch of the 2018 Legislative Session   In the natural world, many creatures around us are hunkering down for the winter season and going into hibernation.  The Legislature, however, is not governed by ‘Mother Nature’ and since October, the pace of activity in the State House has picked up, with hearings and the election of a new Speaker.  Now, as we enter into the Holiday season, the Legislature stands of the cusp of the 2018 session, with our first session scheduled to convene on January 3, 2018.  It promises to be a busy session, with hundreds of bills proposed in the House and the Senate, each one assured of a public hearing and a vote in either or both the House and Senate.  So it is time to muster your energies and your patience—the 2018 Legislative session is nearly upon us!  

NTU SUPPORTING HOUSTON COLLEAGUES IN THE WAKE OF HURRICANE HARVEY

The Nashua Teachers’ Union Board of Directors met on August 30 for their first meeting of the year.  On the agenda was Texas AFT and how they could help their colleagues in Texas.  To that end, the Board of Directors unanimously approved donating $2,415.00 to the Texas AFT Disaster Relief Fund.  The $2,415.00 is an odd number for a donation, but it has special meaning.

NASHUA TEACHERS’ UNION CALLS ON BOARD FOR ACTION ON PROPOSED CONTRACT

NASHUA, NH August 28, 2017 – Over 1,000 teachers are waiting for a new contract, but they’re not going to have one before the school year begins. For the third contract in a row, Nashua’s teachers are beginning the school year without an employment contract in place to continue the one that is expiring on August 31. This year, however, the Nashua Teachers’ Union (NTU) seemed to be on the verge of an agreement with the Nashua Board of Education (BOE) when the Board suddenly went silent after a promising meeting on June 15. Last week, the BOE finally agreed to resume negotiations in mid-September – a full three months since the parties last met.