New Hampshire House Committee reviews So-Called “Right to Work” bill

February 13, 2017 | By | Reply More

A vote could come as early as Feb. 16 to make New Hampshire the nation’s 29th Right to Work state.

The Granite state is poised to become the first state in the northeast to pass So-Called “Right to Work” legislation this week when the House of Representatives is expected to vote on the bill.

In January, the Senate passed its version of a So-Called “Right to Work” bill, SB-11.

The House of Representatives Labor, Industrial Rehabilitative Services Committee voted against recommending passage of their version of the bill, HB-520, on Feb. 8.

Despite voting to not recommend the passage of HB-520, the legislation will go before the full House of Representatives for a vote as early as Feb. 16.

“New Hampshire has the lowest unemployment rate in the nation and this bill will do nothing to address our state’s biggest economic challenge: helping companies attract enough workers to fill thousands of current job openings,” Jeffrey Padellaro, Secretary-Treasurer and Principal Officer of Teamsters Union Local 633 told UnionLeader.com.

Each of the 400 members who represent the state’s 204 districts was up for election in 2016, representing 204 districts. The Republican Party kept their majority in November, clearing a way for them to potentially pass this damaging piece of legislation.

As members of IBEW 104, we cannot stress the importance of this vote and how vital to our livelihood it is for New Hampshire to not become a So-Called “Right-to-Work” state.

While we are doing what we can to defeat HB-520, we need your help.

Local 104 encourages all of our New Hampshire members to contact your Representative as soon as possible and let it be known you do not support the So-Called “Right-to-Work” bill. If you do not know who your Representative is, you are able to find it through this link and select your town, district or county.

The New Hampshire House has rejected So-Called “Right-to-Work” bills 34 times in the past 38 years. Help us make it 35 times by contacting your Representative prior to Feb. 16.

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