Right to Work

So Unions keep saying that Right To Work States doesn’t gain jobs?

by Skip March 5, 2017

Well, Boeing certainly made a decision: PART OF THE GENERAL BLUE-TO-RED JOB MIGRATION: Boeing isn’t a story of jobs disappearing. They’re just moving to South Carolina. “So 1800 workers in Washington are finding themselves unemployed. At the same time, more than 3000 people in the Palmetto State have gone to work, begun training and started […]

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A Tale Of Two Young Republicans (on RTW)

by Mike February 19, 2017

A Feisty Conservative Activist vs A Nice Guy Who Wants To ‘Help People’ Your Grok has interwiewed and promoted Yvonne Dean-Bailey on several occasions – she holds down a full time job, has a seat in the State Legislature, and has been involved in national campaigns, IE for Carly Fiorina. It won’t surprise you to […]

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SURVEY: Majority in NH support Right to Work, including union members

by Kimberly Morin February 15, 2017

Yesterday, the University of New Hampshire Survey Center released a survey in which they ask Granite Staters about some hot topics that are happening in the state. One of the biggest pieces of legislation that is going to be voted on by the house this week is “Right to Work” legislation. It is a bill […]

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The NH State Senate Passed Right to Work Yesterday

by Steve MacDonald January 20, 2017

Right to Work (RTW) has passed the State Senate and moved on to the New Hampshire House. I learned this while walking past the newspaper stand leaving Wal-Mart today. The Nashua Telegraph lead their report with the words, “Senate passes so-called right to work…” So-called Right to Work. I laughed out loud. Yeah, it’s the Nashua […]

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Right to Work states spend less on education, get more value for students

by Kimberly Morin January 17, 2017

On Thursday Senate Bill 11, AN ACT prohibiting collective bargaining agreements that require employees to join or contribute to a labor union, is scheduled to be voted on by the entire New Hampshire Senate. It was voted Ought To Pass out of committee by a party line vote of 3-2. As the Right to Work (RTW) […]

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Why are New Hampshire Unions afraid of ‘worker freedom’?

by Kimberly Morin January 16, 2017

Last Tuesday, Senate Bill 11 (SB 11), AN ACT prohibiting collective bargaining agreements that require employees to join or contribute to a labor union, was heard in the senate committee at the State House. This is a bill that will end the forced unionism in New Hampshire and finally allow workers to have a choice about unions […]

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I’m sure Stephen Shurtleff is shocked, shocked.

by Susan Olsen January 11, 2017

No doubt NH Democrat Minority Leader Stephen Shurtleff is shocked…

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Republicans: THE Year of No Excuses – Part 2

by Skip January 9, 2017

From The Corner: Historic GOP Victory in Kentucky Leads to Flurry of Conservative Legislation After taking the state house of representative for the first time in 95 years, Kentucky Republicans have passed a series of conservative reforms poised to rollback decades of Democratic economic meddling, as well as protect the unborn. So what did they […]

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Scoring Legislators, Improving State Economies

by Steve MacDonald August 17, 2016
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Greg Moore guest hosts as we discuss AFP’s latest legislative scorecard for NH, other political surveys, the advantages to workers and state economies of passing Right to Work, a tiny diatribe to the grumpy electorate, why votes matter, and more. Download this segment – Entire Podcast Catch up with the podcast – follow us – support […]

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Show #155 Podcast

by Steve MacDonald August 13, 2016

Greg Moore from AFP-NH and NH House Rep JR Hoell join us to discuss Right to Work, economic freedom, business taxes, Medicaid expansion and Obamacare, wages, free markets and more. Catch up with the podcast on any of these platforms

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Steven Woitkun Voted to Protect Big Labor

by Kimberly Morin June 12, 2016

Over the past several weeks, Americans for Prosperity (AFP) of New Hampshire has been canvassing neighborhoods across the state targeting representatives who voted against ‘Right to Work’. Examiner caught up with them in Fremont where they were targeting Steven Woitkun for voting against workers’ rights and for big labor.

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NH GOP Republicans had the chance to do this, too

by Skip February 12, 2016

But too many of them are actually beholden to unions themselves, value their seats over Principles, or are outright Democrats masquerading as Republicans. Or, really, are just spineless political protoplasm?  Me?  I think it is more the latter than the others.  They are UNWILLING to stand up for Principles that they mouth the words to.  Could […]

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Compulsory Unionization Transfers Power from Workers to Union Bosses and Politicians

by Don April 2, 2015

Recent letters in the Laconia Daily Sun (laconiadailysun.com)  from Tom Dawson (3/20 and 3/25) and Tony Boutin (3/26) address an important topic, Right-to-Works Laws.  Dawson argues for compulsory unionization while Boutin argues for “Right-to-Work”. Dawson makes the absurd claim that forcing workers to join unions empowers workers.  Compulsory unionization doesn’t empower workers; it empowers union bosses […]

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GrokTV: interview with Bill O’Brien – Questions 16 & 17 (Union Dues, Liberty)

by Skip November 16, 2014

A couple of questions on Liberty – where does this fit within Bill O’Brien and his worldview?  How would this work within the Legislative leadership he wishes to hold?  Is it “the common good” that is overriding, or is it the lowest level that must be addressed – the Individual?  Two real world, important, and […]

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Formal Union Membership Cannot be ‘Required’

by Steve MacDonald October 21, 2014
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On Union Discipline and Employee Rights Unfortunately, most employees do not know or clearly understand their choices and legal alternatives vis-a-vis the union. On the one hand, it is common knowledge that employees have the right to join and assist unions. Less well known, however, is employees’ right to refrain from supporting the union. This […]

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SEIU Backed NH Republican Bumped Out In Primary

by Steve MacDonald October 14, 2014
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I touched on this briefly last Saturday on the air with NH House candidate Josh Moore; SEIU backed NH House Republican Kathleen ‘Union Agenda’ Stroud was the ninth “man” on an eight man roster in Merrimack, NH, losing her primary challenge by a mere 24 votes. I can say I did my part in conversation […]

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I have a suggestion for Right To Work – a little one

by Skip September 28, 2014

State House Dome: “Right-to-work, or forbidding unions from charging non-members agency fees for negotiating and administering collective bargaining agreements, will also be back next session.  During the 2011-2012 term, lawmakers battled over the issue – which was promoted by House Speaker Bill O’Brien – more than two times before the Senate called a halt to the maneuvering […]

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Right To Work Equals Higher Wages

by Steve MacDonald July 28, 2014
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Right to work leads to higher wages in Michigan…  Ruh – Roh Michigan’s per-capita personal income increased from $38,291 in 2012 (before right-to-work became law) to $39,215 in 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis. That increase was the ninth highest in the country. (snip) “The dire predictions of right-to-work […]

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War is peace. Slavery is freedom. Ignorance is strength. Dave Boutin is a “tax fighta”

by Susan Olsen July 26, 2014

Boutin voted to increase the gas tax by 23% – not a NEW tax, just a bigger one. Boutin voted to expand Medicaid – not a state exchange, just greater costs. Mr. Strong Supporter of 2nd Amendment Rights voted to kill Constitutional Carry. Mr. Strong Supporter of 2nd Amendment Rights voted for SB 244, the […]

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BCRC – Walt Havenstein Q&A: Questions 4 & 6 – On Right To Work and on an apology for his slur against the TEA Party

by Skip July 13, 2014

And the last couple of questions made to Walt Havenstein at this past Wednesday’s Belknap County Republican Committee meeting.  Also, and in keeping with the GraniteGrok policy of always putting up everything (which has been done, chopped only for the time for each topic), the complete time is after the jump (with some breaks ONLY […]

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When (NH State Senate Candidate) Jerry Little Was asked His Position On Right to Work….

by Susan Olsen May 16, 2014

When asked recently his position on Right-to-Work, NH Republican Senate Candidate Jerry Little (the guy in the middle) replied: “I can’t answer that yet. I don’t know a lot about it. I think if someone doesn’t want to join a union,they shouldn’t have to, but I need to research it. As I understand the situation […]

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Notable Quote: Aaron Day – Please Send Someone A Copy of the Party Platform

by Steve MacDonald March 28, 2014
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Can someone point me to the sections in the NH Republican Party Platform that support Obamacare, Common Core, excessive gas taxes, gun regulation, and are anti Right to Work? If not, can someone please forward the platform to the Republican Reps and Senators that voted for such legislation? Also from Aaron… “Had great meetings in […]

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GrokTALK! 9-21-2013 – Skip, Steve and Mike Open the Program

by Steve MacDonald September 26, 2013
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Skip, Mike, and Steve open the show with quick hits on the Tom DeLay conviction being overturned, mass shootings, Martin O’Malley coming to NH, what’s new with GrokTALK and GraniteGrok.com, being a part-time new media activist, Common core and the government bribing the states with federal money (taken from the states), the need for property […]

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GrokTALK! 9-21-13 Guest Segment: Bill O’Brien Part II

by Steve MacDonald September 25, 2013
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In segment Three we continue with NH House rep and former NH House speaker Bill O’Brien on the Politically correct culture, Identity politics, Home schooling (and the education tax credit), incrementalism, some guy named Bill Duncan, and more… Listen to segment Three with Bill O’Brien: Download or listen to Segment Three Here

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GrokTALK! 9-21-2013 Guest Segment – Bill O’Brien: Part I

by Steve MacDonald September 23, 2013
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Former NH House speaker Bill O’Brien, drops in to discuss devloving government power back to the people, the O’Brien Budget, good things that happened during the Republican majority, the hypocrisy of Democrats on “settled law,” letting adults run their own lives, commuter rail, and the scourge of invisble taxation.     Listen to part I […]

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GrokTALK! September 21st, 2013

by Steve MacDonald September 22, 2013
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This week on GrokTALK! our guests are NH House Rep and former speaker of the NH House Bill O’Brien, and Susan Myrick, Election Policy Analyst for the North Carolina chapter of the Civitas Institute. The Topics, in no particular order… Tom DeLay, Property Rights, Global Warming, Budgets, Devolving power from Government, Early voting and same […]

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Data Point – when given a choice, Union Members become Right To Work Citizens

by Skip July 23, 2013

Listen up, Mark MacKenzie and James Andrews (head AFL-CIO in NH and NC) – Right To Work is all about choice.  From the Milwaukee Journal -Sentinel via Hot Air, it shows that when Union Members can still work without having to be part of anti-choice unions, they voted with their feet and no longer paying […]

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Sturm und Drang over Sturm & Ruger

by Steve MacDonald July 10, 2013

The top story on the New Hampshire Right this morning (hinted at here by Groksterette Susan Olson) is news that Gun Manufacturer Sturm, Ruger & Co., which has a large facility in the Granite State, will be expanding someplace other than New Hampshire. Company President Michael O. Fifer told shareholders at their annual meeting in […]

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“Right-to-work state was one of our criteria”

by Susan Olsen July 10, 2013

Perhaps New Hampshire is not so friendly as Mrs. Hassan wants business to believe.  Congratulations, North Carolina.

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Data Point: When the Government isn’t collecting the check for unions, guess what happens…

by Skip April 7, 2013

It seems that the Public Sector union members decide to tell the union leadership “Check’s in the mail!”.  Imagine that – for all of the bluster of “Solidarity Forever!”, “Workers standing side by side!” and “Mighty, Mighty Union!”, as soon as these Union Members have the Freedom to decide “er, SHOULD I send that check […]

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