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PLAISTOW, NH— January 10, 2018 —the leadership of the Timberlane Teachers’ Association and Timberlane Support Staff Union released the following statement:

After a prolonged public discussion over drastic cuts proposed to the Timberlane Regional School District 2018-2019 budget, the Timberlane Regional School Board adopted, without deliberation, a default budget that does not adhere to the formula prescribed in RSA-40-14b. 1, according to Timberlane Teachers’ Association President, AFT#4796, Ryan Richman and Timberlane Support Staff Union President, AFT#6530, Laurie Herchenroder. 

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Bow, NH      SEPTEMBER 15, 2017

AFT-NH President Douglas Ley released the following statement about Gov. Chris Sununu’s recent suggestion that the State bar public school openings until after Labor Day:

 “Since there is no formal proposal yet upon the table or in front of the Legislature, AFT-NH has no official position.  Informally, I think our preference is to honor NH’s tradition of local control and keep decisions regarding school calendars in the hands of the local school boards.  If local voters mobilize and demand a change, I am sure those school boards and administrators will be

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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.

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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. 

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August 24, 2017

Rindge, NH


The membership of the Rindge Faculty Federation (AFT #2433) approved the following statement today for release to the Franklin Pierce University community and to the public:


As unionized University faculty, we are deeply concerned with recent events over the past two weeks in Charlottesville and elsewhere.  As teachers, advisors, mentors, and role models, we believe it is necessary and appropriate to join with AFT President, Randi Weingarten, who issued the following statement on August 12, 2017 in response to the torch-light march by white supremacists at the

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The American Federation of Teachers-New Hampshire has endorsed a slate of candidates for President, Senate, Congress, Governor and Executive Council who will advocate for working families and provide a positive agenda. MORE