The New Hampshire Republican Party Platform promises New Hampshire that, “in an effort to expand the market both at home and abroad and develop productive employment with safety, rewards and dignity for workers of all ages, (Republicans) will work to … support the “right to work” by adopting legislation necessary to ensure this principle for all workers.” The national Republican Party Platform goes on to say, “We affirm both the right of individuals to voluntarily participate in labor organizations and … states to enact Right-to-Work laws.”
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Right to Work or Right to Work for less?
By Michael McCord
May 23, 2011 2:00 AM
Has New Hampshire been economically undermined because it isn't a Right to Work state? Rep. Will Smith, R-New Castle, believes it has, which led him to sponsor the legislation to make New Hampshire the 22nd state in the country to join the Right-to-Work ranks.
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Right to work wrong for the state
By / For the Monitor
May 22, 2011
Over the past 30 years, there have been numerous attempts to pass so-called right-to-work legislation in New Hampshire. In the past, each time this type of legislation had been introduced in the Legislature, it had been quickly defeated - by both Republican and Democratic majorities
Read the full article Concord Monitor here
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Legislative leaders working on Right to Work vote
The state House of Representatives bid to push the Right to Work bill (HB 474) into law over the dismissive veto of Gov. John Lynch is going right down to the wire. Unless there’s a brand new breed of House attendees showing up on Wednesday, House Speaker William O’Brien, R-Mont Vernon, needs to convince about 15 of his GOP caucus to either change their minds or take a walk.
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House, Senate negotiators debate pension changes
By Garry Rayno
Published May 21, 2011 at 3:00 am (Updated May 20, 2011)
CONCORD — House and Senate members negotiating changes in the state retirement system did agree on one thing Friday — to use the House's contribution rates for police and firefighters. After more than an hour-and-a-half of talk about how to determine an employee's pension benefit and how to deal with system retirees who take part-time jobs for cities, towns, school districts, counties and the state, negotiators quickly agreed on how much police and firefighters should contribute to the retirement system beginning July 1.
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Sunday, May 22, 2011
Ending ‘double dipping’ real pension reform
The New Hampshire Retirement Security Coalition was pleased to see The Telegraph’s May 11 editorial, “Time to reform ‘double dipping.’” We agree there needs to be real reform on pension plan abuses, and that is why the coalition has been trying to work with legislators this session to come up with legislation that would end the practice of double dipping.
Read the full Nashua Telegraph commentary here