For Immediate Release
March 30, 2021
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House Labor Committee Approves Right-To-Work Legislation
Concord, NH – House Senior Majority Advisor and 36 year union member Representative Len Turcotte (R-Barrington) released the following statement after the House Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services committee voted 11-9 to recommend OTP/A on SB61, prohibiting collective bargaining agreements that require employees to join a labor union.
“I first want to thank my Republican colleagues on the House Labor committee for supporting this critical piece of legislation. Putting SB61 into law would make New Hampshire the only Right-To-Work state in the region and give us a distinct advantage when competing for jobs,” said Turcotte. “The public hearing saw the same old fear-mongering tactics of the past. Let’s set the record straight. Right-To-work is not a Democrat versus Republican issue. Right-To-Work is not union-busting. Right-To-Work will not in any way, shape, or form affect an individual’s ability to join or form a union. It will allow union members to ensure they are receiving adequate value in exchange for dues paid. It will also assure private-sector workers the same freedom that their public sector counterparts have received since 2018, the ability to make that decision for themselves.”
“Making New Hampshire the nation’s 29th Right-To-Work state would be a clear victory for our workforce by creating more jobs and giving workers the freedom they need to make the choices that suit them best.”