Senator Cavanaugh Shepherds Protections for New Hampshire Workers Through Commerce Committee
Contact Name: Sara Persechino
Phone: (603) 271-3479
CONCORD - Today, the Senate Commerce Committee passed Amendment #1346s to HB 1494, a workers’ omnibus bill, sponsored by Senator Kevin Cavanaugh (D-Manchester).
After the committee vote, Senate Commerce Chair Kevin Cavanaugh (D-Manchester) issued the following statement:
“Our state employees have been on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic and have risen to the occasion. They have taken our emergency calls, prepared the state for the possibility of a surge, and put themselves at risk for the protection of New Hampshire citizens. That work has been lauded and steps have been taken to support our public employees but these measures are temporary. It is time that we put long term benefits in place including health and safety standards, a state death benefit, clarified workers’ compensation, and support for our unions, to show our public employees that their work is crucial and valued by the state.”