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UNH Provides Partial Response to Rep. Cushing’s Right to Know Request

University reports close to $200,000.00 in payments to law firm to prevent employees from exercising legal right to organize. CONCORD, April 12, 2017 – The University of New Hampshire has finally provided a partial response to Representative Cushing’s Right to Know request. Earlier this year, Rep. Cushing sent two Right to Know requests to the University seeking, among other things, the names of any outside vendors advising management on anti-union efforts, the amounts paid to these organizations, and copies of communications with these organizations. In their partial response, the University reported spending $193,565.13 on legal fees and expenses with Jackson […]


My Turn: School Vouchers – Another Plan to Raise Your Property Taxes

By Mark Fernald; Published in the Concord Monitor 3/27/17 Take $63 million from the public schools and give it to people whose children do not go to public school. That, in a nutshell, is what Senate Bill 193 would do. The bill was approved by the Republican majority in the New Hampshire Senate and now moves to the House. Republicans want to promote “school choice.” The state provides $3,561.27 in funding for each student in grades one through 12 in a New Hampshire public school. SB 193 would divert 90 percent of that amount, or $3,205.14, to parents of “eligible […]


2017 NEA-NH Election Results

NEA-New Hampshire Elections closed yesterday at 5:00pm. The Elections Committee met this morning and have released the following unofficial results.  Results become official after ratified by the Executive Board. NEA Director: Sharry Sparks Executive Board Seats: Capital : Mike Macri Eastern: Ed Olson Lakes: Karen McLoud Monadnock: Melissa Alexander North Country: Jon Dugan-Henriksen Seacoast: Karen Ladd South Central: Meg Morse-Barry Southern: Greg Paris, Carolyn Leite Western: Jen Bewersdorf (Winner by write-in, acceptance pending)   RA Delegates: Capital (2): Tory Barber, Rebecca Butler Eastern (2): Ed Olson, Debra Hackett Lakes (1): Terry Burlingame Monadnock (2): Melissa Alexander, Cheryl McDaniel-Thomas North Country […]


NEA-NH Deeply Saddened By The Loss of President Scott McGilvray

Concord, NH – Megan Tuttle, Acting NEA-New Hampshire President, issued the following statement: “NEA-New Hampshire is deeply saddened today by the passing of our President and friend Scott McGilvray. “Scott made the lives of countless others better as a teacher, coach, mentor, friend and leader and he will be greatly missed. He was a tireless advocate for students and educators across the state, dedicating his life fighting to assure every child had the opportunity to succeed. Scott McGilvray made New Hampshire a better place for children. Sott McGilvray, 51, of Hooksett, passed away peacefully on March 21, 2017, surrounded by […]


HCR Committee Needs Your Stories

Dear Members and Education Employees: The Human and Civil Rights Committee (HCR) of NH-NEA is requesting your assistance to collect stories! Since the Presidential election season started, we have seen a nation-wide increase in hate talk, crimes and bullying in our schools. Numerous stories have been reported to NH-NEA, and this committee has been charged with working on public responses to what is happening in New Hampshire to our students and our colleagues. To this end, we need your help to collect stories of any incidents of hate talk, racism, sexism, increased bullying related to cultural differences or sexual orientation. […]


NEA: Repealing the Affordable Care Act Will Harm Millions of Students and Families

Repeal will force cuts to critical programs for ordinary Americans WASHINGTON – March 08, 2017 – WASHINGTON—NEA President Lily Eskelsen García issued the following statement regarding the Republican leadership plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). “It’s time for the Republican leadership to come clean with the American people. Repealing the ACA will harm our students and their families by forcing cuts to critical programs, reducing financial support for lower-income Americans, and taxing the middle class. Bottom line, working Americans will pay more for less coverage while insurance executives and the wealthy get handouts. “The ACA expanded coverage to […]