New Hampshire legislators are considering a number of bills aimed at curbing union rights even though Democratic Gov. John Lynch vetoed a measure last year that would have made New Hampshire a right-to-work state.
According to the New Hampshire Union Leader, more than 400 supporters of collective bargaining showed up at the state House on Thursday to voice their strong opposition to seven different bills under consideration by the House labor committee.
The newspaper noted that the most significant bill would “prohibit requiring public employees to pay dues, even if their position had been negotiated by a union.”
“It’s union-busting,” Nashua firefighter Gordon Wilson told the Union Leader. “They just keep coming at us and I don’t see how it benefits anyone.”
The sponsors of the measure, however, told the newspaper that the bills under consideration would simply allow people to opt out of joining a union to pursue whatever careers they choose.
Legislators looking to change collective bargaining laws failed by 12 votes last year to override Lynch’s veto of right-to-work legislation.
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