We face a new challenge to our ability to effectively advocate for the 180,000 children in our public schools – the prohibition of payroll dues deduction. The bill, sponsored by Representatives, Hinch, Kurk, Packard, Chandler, Carr and Ohm states that “no public employer shall withhold union dues from a public employee’s wages. No other deductions
Today, New Hampshire House members voted again to keep our state free from so-called Right-to-Work restrictions. “Educator’s working conditions are our child’s learning conditions,” said Megan Tuttle acting NEA-NH President. “By weakening the ability of educators to advocate for students, kids across New Hampshire stood to lose things like smaller class sizes, safe classrooms and
NEA-NH is deeply disappointed with today’s vote from the Executive Council confirming Governor’s Sununu’s choice to head the education department, Frank Edelblut. “Like DeVos, Edelblut has no experience or interaction with the public education system of New Hampshire. Overseeing a state department of education requires an in-depth knowledge of how public schools are governed,
The U.S. Senate approved Betsy DeVos, the embattled pick to lead the U.S. Department of Education. Educators across the nation spearheaded the opposition initially but the chorus against her nomination quickly mushroomed and took on a life of its own immediately following her confirmation hearing. “Mrs. DeVos’ clearly lacks even a basic understanding of federal
Joint Statement of the leaders of New Hampshire AFL-CIO and its affiliates, the National Education Association of New Hampshire, the State Employees Association, the New Hampshire Carpenters, and the New Hampshire Teamsters following the Senate passage of so-called “Right-to-Work” legislation Concord – Today the New Hampshire Senate passed the so-called “Right-to-Work” bill. This bill is
Governor Chris Sununu is reportedly set to tap former one-term State Representative Frank Edelblut as New Hampshire Commissioner of Education. Best known for his divisive statements in the legislature and during his brief run for the Republican nomination for governor last year, Edelblut is one of New Hampshire’s most extreme opponents of a strong public
With the election of Donald Trump as president public educators are bracing for the worst. He wants to redirect federal funds toward school vouchers—and his choice of education secretary shows he’s serious. His selection for Education Secretary, billionaire Betsy DeVos, has no education degree or teaching experience, has never attended a public school or sent
By Scott McGilvray, NEA-NH President This fall, Americans across the country will elect a president, vice president, governors, state legislators, and members of the U.S. Congress and Senate. Early and absentee voting has already started in several states. As educators, we are keenly aware that we are electing our bosses – officials who influence what happens in our schools and classrooms.