Several states have already passed right-to-work laws this year — and their reach may finally expand into the Northeast.
By Alan Greenblat | Governing
This week, New Hampshire could become the first state in the Northeast to pass a right-to-work law. But even its supporters aren’t betting that it will happen.
“If we’re successful, it will be with a handful of votes,” said Dave Juvet, senior vice president of the Business & Industry Association of New Hampshire, which supports the legislation. “There’s significant opposition from Democrats in the House but also a significant number of Republicans I would characterize as pro-labor or pro-union.”
The state Senate narrowly passed a right-to-work bill last month, but the state House Labor Committee voted to reject it last week. Nevertheless, a vote of the full House is scheduled for Thursday. Gov. Chris Sununu, a Republican elected in November, supports the legislation.