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NEA-NH Recommends Jay Kahn for Senate District 10

CONCORD – NEA-New Hampshire, the state’s largest public sector union, announced their recommendation of Jay Kahn for Senate District 10 today. “I am honored to earn the recommendation of NEA-NH for the state senate seat in District 10.  Over my 43 years in higher education, I have dedicated myself to working with faculty and staff to transform the lives of students.  Now I pledge to stand together with NEA and businesses across the state to fortify the pipeline of qualified students into our NH workforce, said Kahn.  “Retaining high school

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NEA-NH Announces Recommendation for Chris Pappas

Manchester, NH – Today, Manchester business owner and Executive Councilor Chris Pappas received the recommendation of the National Education Association of New Hampshire (NEA-NH). “Over his two terms on the Executive Council, Chris Pappas has been a tireless champion for students, educators, and working families across New Hampshire,” said NEA New Hampshire President Scott McGilvray. “Chris believes every child has a right to a high-quality public education, and that investing in educators means investing in our children’s futures. He will continue the fight to make sure every child has the

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Why I Won’t Buy One Extra Box of Tissues for My Kid’s School Supplies

BY JAYHAWKGIRL71 ON AUGUST 6, 2016 So we started doing the school supply shopping this week. A daunting task even as the kids get older and the lists get shorter. Gone in my house are the days when the most expensive item on the list was the ever-elusive “just this size” binder. Now, we’re talking calculators that rival my electricity bill. But I sigh, watch the ads and get out there and do it. I put on my thickest armor because nothing will be just right for my kids. The kitty folders are too childish; the more mature ones are $200 apiece. Add to that the hysterical mobs crowding the $1 pencils like they were the last chance to win tickets to a 21 Pilots concert, and we have a

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NEA-NH Announces Clinton Recommendation

NH’s Largest Public Employee Union Backs Clinton for President CONCORD – Following Hillary Clinton’s remarks to the more than 7,500 delegates at the National Education Association’s 95th Representative Assembly, NEA-New Hampshire, the state’s largest public sector union, announced their recommendation of Hillary Clinton for President. “We are proud to join with educators from across the Granite State in recommending Hillary Clinton to be our next President and continue to work in partnership with her to create stronger public schools and a brighter future for the next generation of students,” said Scott McGilvray, President of NEA-New Hampshire   “There is so much at stake this election for New Hampshire students and teachers. Donald Trump has continued to put forth reckless policies that would hurt so many students across our state, like

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Hillary to Educators: “I’m with you”

Clinton delivers inspiring speech to America’s largest labor union WASHINGTON— In a spirited and energetic speech, former Secretary Hillary Clinton addressed the more than 7,500 delegates at the National Education Association’s 95th Representative Assembly (RA) at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center this morning. Clinton’s address was among the most rousing speeches she has given thus far in her campaign for the presidency. The presumptive Democratic nominee held no punches in articulating a clear and inspiring vision of opportunity for every student in America, regardless of ZIP code. “I want to say, right from the outset, that I’m with you,” said Clinton. “And if I’m fortunate enough to be elected president, educators will have a partner in the White House – and you’ll always have a seat at the table. Because

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NEA-NH 2016 Summer Leadership Week Aug 1st – 5th

Registration deadline Sunday, July 17, 2016! If you’ve been wishing for training or help on making your local association better, or if you just need a little inspiration…don’t miss NEA-NH’s 2016 Summer Leadership Week! We will be “Strengthening Associations, One Member at a Time.” Daily a la carte offerings focus on how to run your local, grow membership, and develop leaders in YOUR local association. You will leave these workshops energized, armed with creative ideas to implement right away, and supported by your statewide union brothers and sisters. Each local is encouraged to SEND AT LEAST ONE MEMBER to a workshop during Summer Leadership Week. Take one workshop, or come every day of the week – it’s your choice! All events and meals are FREE of charge but do require

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NEA-NH Recommends Cryans for Executive Council

CONCORD, June 30, 2016 – NEA-New Hampshire, the state’s largest public sector union, announced their recommendation of Mike Cryans for Executive Council today, detailing the reasons their more than 2700 members in District 1, and their families, should support Cryans during the campaign and on Election Day. “Mike Cryans has a long history of supporting public education, beginning his career as a teacher in the same high school he attended in Littleton,” said NEA-NH President Scott McGilvray. “In addition to the issues that affect education, working in the classroom gives a candidate a unique perspective on a wide range of important issues that affect students and their families every day.” “NEA-New Hampshire proudly recommended Executive Councilor Ray Burton for many years, and we believe that Mike will bring the same

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NEA-NH Recommends Colin Van Ostern for Governor

Today, the National Education Association-New Hampshire (NEA-NH), the state’s largest educator and public employee union, strongly recommended Colin Van Ostern for Governor of New Hampshire. “Colin Van Ostern has a proven record that New Hampshire educators and families can trust,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-NH Vice President and Pembroke teacher. “From working to lower tuition costs to championing full-day kindergarten, Colin Van Ostern is an advocate for educators and students, alike. As our next Governor, Colin will continue moving New Hampshire forward, so that everyone has a chance to succeed – not just those at the top.”

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UNH Staff Begins Organizing Effort with NEA-NH

NEA-New Hampshire announced today that the University of New Hampshire Professional, Administrative, and Technical staff and Operating Staff are now in the process of organizing with NEA-NH under the guidelines of RSA 273-A. Earlier this year, the staff at Keene State College voted to organize with NEA-NH into three associations; Keene State College Administrative Staff Association (KSCASA), Keene State College Staff Association (KSCSA), and the Keene State College Directors and Supervisors Association (KSCDSA). “When employees organize to exercise their legal right to collectively bargain, they see better job security, working conditions, benefits, and increased democracy in the workplace as compared to non-organized employees in the same profession,” said Scott McGilvray, President of NEA-New Hampshire.  “We are excited and honored to have this opportunity to work with the hard-working and dedicated

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