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In anticipation of another session filled with attacks on workers' rights, the New Hampshire Labor News Network has produced a new web video, set to 'Union Town' by the Nightwatchman (a.k.a. Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello). The video features a montage of pictures from union activists and their allies across the state and celebrates the state's rich labor history.
This video shows that New Hampshire has a long proud history of Unions from the mills in Berlin and Gorham to the textile mills in Manchester and Nashua. Now New Hampshire working families are facing a different threat. The NH Legislature is trying to repeal the collective bargaining rights of public employees and forcing Right To Work legislation. The people of New Hampshire have come together over the last year to show that they will not stand for these attacks. Fueled by the people in the streets of Wisconsin, New Hampshire is fighting back against the extreme anti-worker legislation being passed.
With Mills over 100 years old, spread across the entire state. New Hampshire is more than just a "Union Town"
New Hampshire Republicans have been extreme participants in the assault on working families, from trying to eliminate bathroom breaks to ceding control of the legislature to the American Exchange Legislative Council. It's good to see New Hampshire workers fighting back and hopefully a video like this can help inspire more people to fight back against conservative, pro-business, anti-worker overreach.