New Hampshire Right to Work Still Pursued, Bargaining Bill Vetoed

Lawmaker continues to fight for Right to Work in New Hampshire

From The Union Leader, June 20. 2012

House Bill 1666 would require the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee to approve any contract negotiated with state employees.

Lynch said the bill would hamper the executive branch’s ability to negotiate contracts and dramatically change the process.

The bill was the one of only a few dealing with labor agreements and collective bargaining to be approved by lawmakers this year.

House Speaker William O’Brien, R-Mont Vernon, said lawmakers deserve to have a voice on state employee contracts. The bill creates greater accountability, he argued.

O’Brien this session, continued to push for right-to-work legislation that would have prohibited unions from charging non-members for the cost of negotiating and administering contracts.