SEIU - Feb 19: New Report Shows Unions Help New Hampshire's Economy

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

Concord, NH

WHEN: Thursday, February 19, 2009

11:00 AM


"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