For Immediate Release Contact: DaveLang
October 11, 2011 603 437-0035
GOP presidential candidates used as lobbyists
in New Hampshire’s anti-worker agenda
Concord, NH – New Hampshire fire fighters accused Bill O’Brien, speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, of using Republican presidential candidates as lobbyists to further his personal anti-worker agenda.
O’Brien has called a special session, and New Hampshire House members plan to convene tomorrow, October 12, when GOP presidential candidates in the state for tonight’s debate are invited to speak on the House floor during this special session.
“The speaker is orchestrating a dog and pony show, using GOP presidential candidates to generate support for a right-to-work bill that doesn’t have support in the New Hampshire House and would do nothing more than erode the rights of New Hampshire workers,” said Dave Lang, president of the Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire.
This New Hampshire House already has destroyed the pensions of public employees in the state, and they are planning further attacks when the next legislative session begins in January.
“Using this special session as a backdrop, we believe the speaker is showcasing his anti-worker agenda, which will destroy the New Hampshire advantage. The leadership of the New Hampshire House needs to focus on creating jobs and strengthening our state’s economy and not pander to a national, out-of-state agenda,” Lang said.
The PFFNH will be in Concord tomorrow to support those state representatives who oppose the override of the disastrous Right to Work bill.
The PFFNH, headquartered in Londonderry, NH represents more than 2,000 active and retired fire fighters and paramedics. More information is available at www.pffnh.org