Unions http://nhpr.org en 5.15.14: Figuring Out GDP, Alternative Labor Unions, and Did Neanderthal Parents Love Their Kids? http://nhpr.org/post/51514-figuring-out-gdp-alternative-labor-unions-and-did-neanderthal-parents-love-their-kids <p>It gets bandied about countless times by economists, politicians, and newscasters, but what exactly is GDP? Today on Word of Mouth, the surprisingly fascinating process of measuring Gross Domestic Product, and what this live or die by economic indicator overlooks<strong>. </strong>Plus, prehistoric humans are commonly depicted as grunting, club-wielding brutes. Now, evidence that Neanderthal parents didn’t just rear children, but loved and cherished them. All that and more on today's show.</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments</p><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 18:06:53 +0000 Word of Mouth 48556 at http://nhpr.org 5.15.14: Figuring Out GDP, Alternative Labor Unions, and Did Neanderthal Parents Love Their Kids? Arbitrator Overturns Firing Of UNH Professor http://nhpr.org/post/arbitrator-overturns-firing-unh-professor <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An independent arbitrator has overturned the termination of a <a href="http://unh.edu/" target="_blank">University of New Hampshire</a> associate professor, saying there was not just cause for UNH's actions. &nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>In May, UNH said Marco Dorfsman, who teaches Spanish, admitted to intentionally lowering the student evaluations of another faculty member. Sat, 23 Nov 2013 16:25:11 +0000 Associated Press 39022 at http://nhpr.org Arbitrator Overturns Firing Of UNH Professor N.H. Union Members Ratify Contract With State http://nhpr.org/post/nh-union-members-ratify-contract-state <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">State workers have ratified a tentative contract agreement with New Hampshire that requires workers to pay a deductible for the first time, but shares health plan savings with the workers in exchange.</p><p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 17:27:17 +0000 Associated Press 38790 at http://nhpr.org Adjunct Professors Demonstrate In Manchester http://nhpr.org/post/adjunct-professors-demonstrate-manchester <p>Community college teachers demonstrated in Manchester this morning to highlight ongoing negotiations between school administrators and adjunct faculty.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Around 15 teachers and supporters picketed in front of Manchester Community College to call attention to what they say is unfair treatment of part-time teachers by the Community College System of New Hampshire.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The adjuncts’ chief concerns are health insurance, job security, and compensation.</span></p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 21:19:00 +0000 Jonathan Lynch 23500 at http://nhpr.org Adjunct Professors Demonstrate In Manchester Faculty Seek To Unionize At Plymouth State University http://nhpr.org/post/faculty-seek-unionize-plymouth-state-university <p>A Plymouth State University faculty group wants its 174 full-time, tenure track professors to be able to form a union.</p><p>The State Employee’s Association (SEA) filed on behalf of the faculty Monday to hold an election with the New Hampshire Public Employees Labor Relations Board.</p><p>Eligible members would vote to join the SEA later this spring. More than fifty percent approval is needed to pass.</p><p>Supporters of the union, like Associate Professor Scott Coykendall, say that it will improve communication with current and future university administrations.</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 18:43:08 +0000 Alison Kuzmickas 23097 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Electric Co-op Lineworkers Consider Strike http://nhpr.org/post/nh-electric-co-op-lineworkers-consider-strike <p>The union representing New Hampshire Electric Cooperative lineworkers says it is considering a strike. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 17:43:01 +0000 Associated Press 13994 at http://nhpr.org Should Politicians Take Heed of Refs' Return? http://nhpr.org/post/should-politicians-take-heed-refs-return <p>Football fans are rejoicing today at news that the National Football League finally reached a deal with referees… their lockout put replacement refs at the center of a pop culture firestorm.</p><p><iframe height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/piHGSJxwZM4" frameBorder="0" width="560" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 16:25:08 +0000 Virginia Prescott 13739 at http://nhpr.org Should Politicians Take Heed of Refs' Return? Union Demonstrators Protest Outsourcing at Guinta's Manchester Office http://nhpr.org/post/union-demonstrators-protest-outsourcing-guintas-manchester-office <div><p>A group of about twenty five demonstrators, organized by the AFL-CIO, petitioned Congressman Frank Guinta&rsquo;s office to support the anti-outsourcing legislation known as the Bring Jobs Home Act. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 21:32:06 +0000 Ryan Lessard 8511 at http://nhpr.org Union Demonstrators Protest Outsourcing at Guinta's Manchester Office SEA Endorses Jackie Cilley http://nhpr.org/post/sea-endorses-jackie-cilley <div><p>One of the state&rsquo;s largest public unions, the State Employees Association, endorsed democratic gubernatorial candidate Jackie Cilley&nbsp;on Monday.</p><p>SEA President Diana Lacey cites Cilley&rsquo;s refusal to take the state pledge against new broad-based taxes and her commitment to collaborative leadership as the most significant factors in the union&rsquo;s decision.</p><p>&ldquo;It wasn&rsquo;t just the pledge. It&rsquo;s the manner in which we anticipate Jackie will lead.&rdquo;</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 21:27:40 +0000 Ryan Lessard 7116 at http://nhpr.org SEA Endorses Jackie Cilley Getting High on Union Dues http://nhpr.org/post/getting-high-union-dues <p>For drug users who always dreamed of organizing for better representation in politics and policy - simply head out west and join the San Francisco Drug Users’ Union. Question is: can there ever be such a thing as 'safe' drug use?</p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 16:32:50 +0000 Virginia Prescott 2644 at http://nhpr.org Getting High on Union Dues Tourism Boom Pays Off For N.Y. Hotel Union http://nhpr.org/post/tourism-boom-pays-ny-hotel-union When the New York Hotel Trades Council ratified a new contract for hotel workers last month, much of the media coverage focused on "panic buttons." Coming after the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/09/19/140592335/strauss-kahn-no-apology-concedes-grave-moral-mistake">sexual assault allegations</a> against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the idea of housekeepers wearing a badge that could call for help was all over the news.<p>But the <em>real</em> labor story is the long-term contract the hotel workers union and the industry negotiated. Fri, 02 Mar 2012 21:35:00 +0000 Margot Adler 2274 at http://nhpr.org Tourism Boom Pays Off For N.Y. Hotel Union Is “Right to Work" Right for New Hampshire? http://nhpr.org/post/%E2%80%9Cright-work-right-new-hampshire <p>We look at the latest debates over the so called "right to work" legislation in New Hampshire</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 1880 at http://nhpr.org Is “Right to Work" Right for New Hampshire? Lawmakers Seek Final Say on Collective Bargaining Deals http://nhpr.org/post/lawmakers-seek-final-say-collective-bargaining-deals <p>The New Hampshire House has passed a <a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/default.aspx">bill</a> giving lawmakers final say on collective bargaining agreements with the State. The legislation is just the latest effort by Republicans in Concord to rein in the costs of public employee contracts.</p><p>&quot;This gives the legislature the ability to look at an entire contract and say whether it is fair, and whether we should fund it,&quot; says Republican Neil Kurk of Weare.</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 01:49:19 +0000 Todd Bookman 1937 at http://nhpr.org Unions Create TV Ad To Appeal To Young People http://nhpr.org/post/unions-create-tv-ad-appeal-young-people <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3E-FnSG2jY</p> Mon, 06 Feb 2012 08:25:00 +0000 Richard Gonzales 1706 at http://nhpr.org Unions Create TV Ad To Appeal To Young People