NH Senate Passes Union Restrictions

Law360, New York (April 22, 2011, 6:37 PM EDT) -- The New Hampshire State Senate passed a bill Thursday that would severely restrict union activities — including prohibiting mandatory fees and collective bargaining agreements closed to nonunion members — by a veto-proof 16-8 vote.

H.B. 0474, dubbed the Right to Work Act, is aimed at maximizing “individual freedom of choice in the pursuit of employment and to encourage an employment climate conducive to economic growth,” according to the text of the bill, which cleared the state House of Representatives in February.

If the bill is signed...
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