Maggie Hassan Statement on the Senate’s Table of “Right to Work”

MANCHESTER, NH – Democratic candidate for Governor Maggie Hassan today released the following statement after the New Hampshire State Senate tabled the “right to work” bill:
“I applaud the State Senate for tabling this so-called “right to work” bill.  We need to focus on creating jobs and strengthening our workforce to grow our economy instead of taking away workers’ rights to communicate and negotiate with their employers. We should be working together to create 21st century jobs so that our workers can maintain and improve their family's standard of living, not moving backward by gutting the very laws that helped create the middle class.”  
“If Speaker Bill O’Brien and his tea party followers in the House have their say, this isn’t over.  New Hampshire cannot and should not turn its back on hard working middle class families – and that’s just what these so-called "right to work" bills would do. The right of workers to collectively bargain is one that I strongly support and as Governor I will always fight to protect.”