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3 R's Home Repair and Improvement
A Caribbean Affair
A Little Confection
A Pocketful of Rye
Aaron Clayton Commercial HVAC & Refrigeration
Altus Investment Group LLC
Amped Up Tobacco
Art Attack Signs & Designs
Artstream Studios & Gallery
Atlantic Karate Training Center
Atlantic Media Productions
Back on the Rack
Baldface Books
Bear Tree Koave
Blue Shutter Gallery
Bogart Computing, LLC
Bona Fide Green Goods
Bonin Architects
Breshears Farm Stand
Bresler Group
Caroline L. French Antiques
Celtic Crossing
Concord Camera Store
Creek Cottage Gardening
Dependable Plumbing & Heating
DermaDesigns LLC
Double Midnight Comics
eFix Computer Consulting
El Rincon Zacatecano
Euphoria Emporium Oxygen Bar
FaLaLo of Portsmouth LLC
Good Tail Lobster Pound
Hoppagrass Florist
Inner Earth Creations
Innovation Works 4 U
International Mountain Climbing School
J. Baker Financial Advisor
Jenny-Wren Gallery
Jetpack Comics LLC
Jim Barnes, Balladeer
Keystone Press LLC
Laconia Village Bakery
Laferriere and Son Pressure Washing
Living Well Counseling Center
Loki Lobster
Love Bugs Children's Resale
Mahoosuc Inn
Manchester Acupuncture Studio
Manchester Diner LLC
MC Cycle & Sport
Melloh Design & Manufacturing
Mill Town Market
Mirrix Tapestry & Bead Looms, Ltd
Mizula, LLC
Morgan Hill Bookstore
Naismith Hardwood Floors
New England Lighthouse Tours
Nixon, Raiche, Vogelman, Barry, Slawsky & Simoneau
North Country Smokehouse
NorthRay Digital Systems
Notchland Inn
Open Audience LLC
Pariseau Woodworks
Patrick Wood Law Office, PLLC
Pellettieri Associates, Inc
Planet Marshmallow Dessert Café
Prescotts Florist
Puritan Backroom Restaurant
Raymond Photography
Right Hand Research
RJ Iannuzzelli LLC
Rock Garden Pottery
S&W Sports
Scheerhoorn Consulting
Seacoast Chair Car Service LLC (SCCS)
Sheafe Street Books
Skele-Tone Records
Small Dog Tile
Speakwell Training
Suley's Soccer Center
Summer Sky Recordings
Sunnyside Maples
Three Graces Gallery
Traffic Jamz Car Audio & Security
Training Station
Uniques and Antiques
Urban Insulation, Inc.
Vessels & Jewels, LLC
Vino Aromas
Whithed Agency
Willard Martin, Attorney at Law
World Fellowship Center
Worldly Goods
Ye Olde Cobbler


A Step Forward: Senate Tables RTW Bill

Good news! The New Hampshire Senate has voted to table HB 1677, Speaker O'Brien's new right-to-work bill. Numerous anti-middle class bills are still at large in the House and Senate, and this bill could still be used as a bargaining chip before the end of the session. However, this is a step in the right direction for the Senate, and a sign that the GOP has decided that attacking workers should be less of a priority than focusing on the real problems facing working people and creating jobs. Here's what NH labor leaders had to say about the vote:

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Right to work is bad for employers, economy

By Glenn Kingsbury Friday, March 23, 2012 The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) of Greater Boston/New Hampshire Division is in strong opposition to House Bill 1677, the so-called "right-to-work" bill.

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NH House fails to pass anti-worker bills by veto-proof margin

Both Democrats and Republicans in New Hampshire’s House weren’t fooled by Speaker O’Brien’s renewed attacks on working people. On Wednesday they pushed back hard on his extreme agenda by tabling or denying the Speaker a veto-proof majority on five anti-middle class bills (HB 1677, HB 1206, HB 1645, HB 1663, HB 1685 and HB 1574).

And they called them out for what they were: an attack on the ability of workers to fight for themselves and their communities through a union.

These legislators – Democrats and Republicans alike – were the voice of reason yesterday in a House that has shown that it only wants to take New Hampshire backwards.

Rep. Lee Quandt, Republican from Exeter, came for the vote a week after undergoing open-heart surgery to give a passionate speech on the House floor. He reminded his colleagues that attacking workers’ rights in the workplace runs counter to the House Speaker’s pledge to create jobs.

“We are wasting valuable time and energy on this bill,” he concluded.

“This bill is a bad solution looking for a non-existent problem,” said Tim Copeland, Republican from Stratham, on HB 1677.

HB 1677, HB 1645, and HB 1206, and HB 1574 now move to the Senate.


NH House Labor Committee passes wave of anti-worker bills

At a time when the Tea Party-driven Republican agenda in Concord is more unpopular than ever with voters on both sides of the aisle, Chairman Gary Daniels and his allies on the House Labor Committee have ramped up their attacks on working people. In a work session yesterday, the House Labor Committee took another step towards dismantling New Hampshire’s collective bargaining rights law by voting no fewer than five anti-worker bills ‘ought to pass’.

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Rep. Terie Norelli: 'Let's get honest about Right to Work bill'

New Hampshire House Democratic Leader State Rep. Terie Norelli, a resident of Portsmouth, wrote in a recent Seacoastonline.com that "we have not seen the end of RTW, as House Speaker Bill O'Brien has pledged to make the issue "priority legislation" in 2012."

Norelli also points out that the budget republicans passed in June killed more than 1,100 jobs in the health care industry by instituting more than $100 million in new taxes on hospitals and implemented "unprecedented cuts" to the N.H. university system, highway fund and social services -- creating more job losses.

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