The New Hampshire Senate
Republican Majority Office
(CONCORD) Senator John Reagan (R-Deerfield) issued the following statement on the Senate’s 12-12 vote on SB 107, the Right To Work Act.
“New Hampshire law already ensures that our workers are not forced to join a union against their will, yet we still allow unions to take money from the paychecks on non-union members,” Reagan said. “This bill would have protected workers from seeing their money taken by an outside organization.”
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner recently blocked so-called “fair share” deductions that unions take from non-member paychecks, and Wisconsin is expected to be the 25th state to pass Right To Work legislation this year. Reagan argued that New Hampshire unions should not be able to cash in on workers who do not want to join.
“Monopolies are ultimately destructive to the people they are supposed to serve. Eliminating monopoly protections for New Hampshire labor unions will give workers a real choice in whether they want to contribute to them,” Reagan continued. “I’m disappointed that the Senate could not advance this important bill protecting the rights of New Hampshire workers.”
Reagan has been a dues-paying member of an AFL-CIO affiliated union for more than 50 years.