CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – June 3, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted to kill SB 61, “Right-to-Work” legislation. After the series of votes that resulted in the bill being defeated, Representative Brian Sullivan (D-Grantham), Ranking Democrat on the House Labor Committee, released the following statement:
“Today the New Hampshire House of Representatives upheld a long history of beating back dangerous right to work legislation. This result shows that no amount of arm twisting and berating by House Republican Leadership or the Governor’s Office could dissuade Democrats and our Republican allies from standing up for workers across the state.
The result of this legislation would have been to suppress wages and decrease workplace safety standards. By defeating Senate Bill 61, House Democrats again led the charge to stand with workers, families, and businesses to block out of state special interest groups from their assault on unions.”