Roll Call Vote on SB 11 (Defeat of Right to Work)

Please take a moment to review the roll call of the state state representatives' vote on defeat of so-called Right to Work.  A "yea" vote was for defeat of RTW. If you click on the name, you can find the contact information for your representative. Please send a thank you note or give them a call and let them know their vote in support of working families is appreciated.

ROLL CALL VOTE ON DEFEAT OF RTW

AFT-NH Legislative Bulletin 2017-07

Yesterday was a good day, a very good day for us in the NH House.  As you most likely know by now, a coalition of Democrats and courageous Republican representatives thwarted out-of-state corporate interests and defeated so-called ‘right to work’ legislation (SB 11) on a 200-177 vote.  Defying Governor Sununu and his anti-worker agenda, Representatives also blocked Republican plans to bring forward another so-called ‘right to work’ bill in March, thereby effectively killing the issue for the next two years.  This was a hard-fought victory, produced by the hard work of a broad coalition of labor unions, faith-based and community action organizations working together, designing an effective strategy, and carrying it out through the work of thousands of individuals writing and calling their State Representatives.  The parliamentary maneuvers on the floor of the House were carried out with nary a hitch, but it all would be for naught without the work of so many of you.  Thank you!

Statement by AFT-NH President Douglas Ley on Defeat of Right to Work

BOW, NH      FEBRUARY 16, 2017

 

AFT-NH President Douglas Ley released the following statement on the defeat of so-called Right to Work by the New Hampshire House.

 

“We are extremely pleased that the NH House defeated Right to Work by a 200-177 vote today. The defeat of this bill was the result of cooperation across party lines and hard work by our members, fellow union brothers and sisters in the labor movement and community allies. The actions by the NH House today puts to bed this divisive legislation for at least another 2 years. We thank legislators who stood with working families.”

AFT-NH represents approximately 4,000 teachers, school support staff, city and town employees, police officers, library employees, and higher education faculty. AFT-NH is a member of the New Hampshire AFL-CIO and is the state affiliate for the American Federation of Teachers with more than 3,000 local affiliates nationwide, 43 state affiliates, and more than 1.3 million members.

 

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AFT-NH on Confirmation of Frank Edelblut for Commissioner of Education

                                                AFT-NH Statement on Confirmation of Frank Edelblut for Commissioner of Education

Bow, NH     FEBRUARY 15, 2017

AFT-NH President Douglas Ley released the following statement on the confirmation of  Frank Edelblut as Commissioner of Education.

AFT-NH Legislative Bulletin 2017-06

Bow, NH - February 10, 2017 

 

Besides the snowstorms this week, the big news out of Concord is the current status of ‘right to work’ legislation, legislative action on the NH Retirement System, and the continuing saga of Frank Edelblut as NH’s own version of Betsy DeVos.

House Labor Committee Recommends Against RTW - Full NH House Vote Scheduled for Thursday, February 16th (Read AFT-NH Local Leader Testimony Here)

The NH House Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Committee on February 8th recommended against both so-called Right to Work bills by a 14-17 vote. The first vote before the full house wil be on Thursday, February 16th. You can read written testimony submitted by local AFT-NH leaders by clicking on the below links.

 

Alex Luhtjarv, Hillsboro-Deering Federation of Teachers

Kelly D'Errico, Hillsboro-Deering Support Staff

Elizabeth Lavoie, Hudson Federation of Teachers

Joshua English, Keene Police Officers' Association

Adam Marcoux, Nashua Teachers' Union

Deirdre Conway, Newfound Teachers' Union

Sandra Lee Ellis, Raymond Educational Support Staff

Marie Bahlert, Rochester Federation of Teachers

Ryan Richman, Timberlane Teachers' Association