Senate Republicans Vote Against NH Workers, Pass SB 61 In Committee

Contact Name: Marina Altschiller

Phone: (603) 271-3207

Email: marina.altschiller@leg.state.nh.us


CONCORD – Today, in a 3-2 party line vote Republican members of the Senate Commerce Committee passed SB 61, so called “Right to Work” legislation in an effort to limit the efforts of labor unions to negotiate for higher wages and safer working environments.


After the vote, Senator Kevin Cavanaugh (D-Manchester) issued the following statement:

“New Hampshire overwhelmingly rejects the idea of so called ‘Right to Work’ legislation. Last week we listened to over four hours of public testimony where Granite Staters, both Democrats and Republicans, adamantly opposed this legislation. The only voices in support came from out of state organizations. I am extremely disappointed that my colleagues chose to side with two voices from Virginia instead of the majority of their constituents. Right to Work will always be wrong for New Hampshire.”


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