BAC Journal > New Hampshire House of Representatives Reject “Right to Work”

New Hampshire House of Representatives Reject “Right to Work”

2021 Issue 2
Legislative & Political
Dozens of brothers and sisters gathered outside of the New Hampshire Sportsplex in Bedford, where the House was hosting its final session, to protest the so-called
Right To Work. Pictured, BAC Local 3 MA/ME/NH/RI Vice President and Organizer Jim Pimental, left, and Field
Representative Mike Sara.

On June 3, the New Hampshire House voted 199-175 to indefinitely postpone S.B. 61, a bill that aimed to make the Granite State the first “Right to Work” state in the Northeast. All Democrats and 20 Republican members voted against the bill. 

For more than six months, members of BAC Local 3 Massachusetts/Maine/New Hampshire/Rhode Island and other union brothers and sisters across the state, rallied and contacted their representatives about the dangers of the bill. “The so-called right-to-work bill does not guarantee anyone a right to employment. It weakens unions, makes jobsites more dangerous, and lowers workers’ wages. New Hampshire is better off without it,” says Chuck Raso, President of BAC Local 3 MA/ME/NH/RI.