To The Daily Sun,
The opponents of the proposed New Hampshire Right-to-Work law (SB-11) say many false things about it. But you can read and understand this short, simple, proposed law for yourself, see: http://tinyurl.com/zcsctkw
Right-to-Work is about liberty; it's about whether a person can be forced to pay a private service provider (e.g., a union) for a service the person doesn't want and may be against the person's best interests.
New Hampshire's Right-to-Work bill, SB-11, enables workers, like other consumers, to choose a service provider (union) to represent them with an employer, or to represent themselves, like about 90 percent of America's private sector workers.
Americans understand the problems with monopolies; they become excessively costly, wasteful/corrupt, and unresponsive; they limit choices, and they use their power to protect themselves. There are laws regarding business monopolies, but unions essentially have monopoly power with respect to workers in unionized businesses/industries/organizations. This has enabled union bosses to put their own interests and wishes ahead of the best interests of the workers from whom they collect dues and fees.
We acknowledge the services unions provide, but unions also have a long history of corruption, waste, neglect of important worker issues (e.g., mine safety), and violence against workers, employers, and political opponents. Union policies and support for big government politicians helped destroy many millions of good American jobs.
New Hampshire's Right-to-Work bill, SB-11, doesn't interfere with union organizing or representing workers, but it breaks the union monopoly; it puts workers back in control. SB-11 makes unions, like any other service provider, compete by providing the services that workers want at a price they are willing to pay (which is why unions oppose Right-to-Work).
Right-to-Work is good for workers. It makes unions provide the representation that workers want at an acceptable price. It allows unsatisfied workers to negotiate with employers on their own behalf.
From 1990 to 2014 total employment grew more than twice as fast in Right-to-work States (see Bureau of Labor Statistics). Considering all factors, wages in Right-to-Work states are roughly the same or higher than in compulsory union states — but job growth provides more opportunities.
Tell your state representatives to support S.B. 11 to allow worker choice in union representation, and to entice job growth which creates more opportunities for current and future New Hampshire workers.
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