New Hampshire Labor and Community Leaders to Release
New Report on Economic Benefits of Union Membership
CONCORD, NH - This Thursday, labor and community leaders will come together to release a new report by the Center for American Progress that details how New Hampshire's economy would benefit if more workers were able to join unions. The report reveals how a modest increase in union membership among New Hampshire's workers would inject tens of millions into the state's economy each year.
WHO: Kurt Ehrenberg, Sierra Club
Gary Smith, SEIU Local 1984, State Employees Association
Mark MacKenzie, New Hampshire AFL-CIO
Jaime Contois, Working Families Win
Rich Burke, AFSCME
Sarah Jane Knoy, Granite State Organizing Project
John Thyng, SEIU Change That Works
Representative from the National Education Association
Activists from SEIU Change That Works
WHAT: Press conference to discuss new report from Center for American
Progress documenting potential benefits of increased union membership
for New Hampshire's economy.
WHERE: Lobby, Legislative Office Building
WHEN: Thursday, February 19, 2009
"Change That Works," is a new state-by-state effort by the two-million member Service Employees International Union to bring economic relief to millions across the country, help fix the nation's broken health care system and guarantee workers can freely decide whether to join with their coworkers in a union. For more information, please visit http://www.seiu.org/changethatworks/.