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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:02 PM

New Hampshire Union Members Celebrate Enormous Electoral Wins

Source: New Hampshire Labor News

By Matt Murra

For weeks now union members have been canvassing New Hampshire as part of the Labor 2012 campaign. After making thousands of phone calls and spending every free moment knocking on doors, all of our hard work paid off!

With our help New Hampshire cast it’s four electoral votes for President Obama as part of his reelection last night. This is great news for New Hampshire and the rest of the Nation.

Here in New Hampshire many of the union locals are more excited about the other races. We banded together to defeat Ovide ‘Scott Walker on Steroids’ Lamontagne in electing Maggie Hassan as our next Governor. She has already assured us that she will veto any anti-worker legislation including Right To Work for less. Ensuring that we have a labor friendly Governor was the most important part of preserving collective bargaining in New Hampshire. While Right To Work has already been proposed for next years session, we can rest assured it will not pass.

We also celebrated huge victories in our Congressional candidates. Annie Kuster defeated Congressman Charlie Bass (NH-02). We worked with Annie, who received the endorsement from almost every labor organization in the state. Congressman Bass voted to turn Medicare into a Voucher system and gut Social Security. While Annie campaigned on preserving the middle class and protecting our workers.

FULL story at link.





Read more: http://nhlabornews.com/2012/11/new-hampshire-union-members-celebrate-enormous-electoral-wins/

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:14 PM

1. Unions are the first and last line in the defense of democracy.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:32 PM

2. More good news; I love it

Labor's right to organize amd negotiate with management is something that never should be attacked, trampled or abridged.

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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:34 PM

3. In-state gains were even more amazing:

NH has an executive council which governs alongside the governor. It was 5-0 R after 2010, and now is 3-2 D.
The state senate moved from 19-5 R to 13-11 R, and the house totally flipped, changing from 293-104 R to 217-177 D. (A few still out in both)

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