Labor leaders made case for Right to Work in New Hampshire
Tom Thomson has the story in seacoast.com
In a recent opinion piece, the heads of the New Hampshire and North Carolina AFL-CIO chapters tried to make the case against bringing Right to Work to the Granite State. However, these two union bosses instead actually made the rationale for worker freedom broadly obvious.
One company alone does not warrant a major policy shift, so let’s look at a bigger picture comparison of North Carolina and the Granite State.
Over the past decade, North Carolina’s work force has grown by 3.9 percent, while New Hampshire added 2.4 percent, meaning that our southern neighbor added over 133,000 more jobs than our state did. During that same time, North Carolina’s real GDP grew by 21.2 percent, while New Hampshire expanded by 13.3 percent; between 2001-11 North Carolina’s inflation-adjusted personal income increased by 17.6 percent, while New Hampshire’s growth was only 9 percent.
Faced with such insurmountable and incontrovertible facts, these two labor leaders have given up the charade of suggesting that Right to Work doesn’t create jobs. Instead, they now attack the company that voted with its feet to move to a Right to Work state and suggest that the jobs in states with worker freedom simply aren’t good enough for New Hampshire.