For almost a year Granite Staters have been fighting to stop the Right To Work (for less) bill from becoming law. This bill has been proven to lower wages and is part of an anti-union agenda being forced down from Speaker Bill O’Brien and organizations like ALEC. Well today was another push against the middle class workers as Speaker Bill O’Brien changed his own schedule to bring up Right To Work (HB 1677) this morning. The measure of course passed again by 198-139.
There is a silver lining in all of the this. The Governor vetoed HB474 last session and they could not twist enough arms to get an override vote. Once again the vote was not a veto proof margin. The magic 139 number. That is the same number that blocked the veto override.
I would like to say THANK YOU to all of the reps who voted against Right To Work for less.
I would also like to bring attention to the fact that while many of the labor organizations have been very vocal about Right To Work, this was not the only labor bill that came up in front of the house today. All of them passed (of course) but they all held the same 139 -ish votes.
Also the famed “lunch break bill” came up today. The house nearly defeated it completely when they voted 168-161. It is good to see some of the people stand up to the Speaker and say “No we will not let let you continue your assault on the middle class workers in New Hampshire”.