Right-to-work legislation pushed at Manchester event
State Director Greg Moore speaks at a Americans for Prosperity event at the Derryfield in Manchester on Thursday. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Anti-union strategist Matt Patterson, right, of Washington, D.C., takes pictures of protesters opposed to Right to Work at an Americans for Prosperity Right to Work event at the Derryfield Country Club in Manchester on Thursday. Patterson was the keynote speaker at the event. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
The study predicts the state would add 4,000 to 6,000 jobs over two years after passage, and would “approach levels of full employment.”
With union members protesting the right-to-work event at the Derryfield Country Club in Manchester, both sides called it a major issue this election year.
The opposite is true, he said. He said it increases productivity, job growth and personal income.
The study, “Analzying the Effects of Right to Work in New Hampshire,” points to Indiana as a case study. Indiana passed right to work in 2012.
Tom Thomson, the honorary chairman of AFP-NH and a son of the late Gov. Meldrim Thomson, said a right-to-work law would boost New Hampshire’s economy. “We will be the envy of all of those states in the Northeast,” he said.
Mark MacKenzie, president of the New Hampshire AFL-CIO, said nobody in New Hampshire is being forced to join any union.
“There is nothing new here,” he said. “It’s the same issue. It’s not good for New Hampshire. This is an assault on a very small number of people.”
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