Right to Work

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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Notable Quote – Governor Scott Walker, Wisconsin

by Susan Olsen March 17, 2013

“Real reform doesn’t happen in our nation’s capital; it happens in our statehouses all across this great country.”

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Are You a Union Member or a Lease?

by Susan Olsen February 6, 2013

After reading an article posted by Mike Antonucci yesterday at HotAir – included in it’s entirety below – I went to the NH Public Employee Labor Relations Board site to scan some NH collective bargaining agreements to learn whether this question should be asked here in NH.  In at least one case – the first […]

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Unedited Union Attack Video

by Steve MacDonald December 22, 2012

Steven Crowder answers the question of pretext to the union violence in Michigan with this unedited video and asks, why are their no union protesters video taping the goings-on while the Right to Work folks have multipe cameras recording activists on both sides. Maybe this is why?   Hot Air

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Michigan Right To Work…Voters Set The Stage

by Steve MacDonald December 18, 2012

Lee Stranahan has a nice Graphic that gives us a view of how voters in Michigan sent a signal to their state representatives. In a state Obama won easily by 9 points, a ballot measure to make collective barging a constitutional right in that state failed by 15 points.  Stranhan suggests that the confluence of […]

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Witness To Union Thuggery

by Steve MacDonald December 14, 2012

Breitbart is posting a series of statements by people who observed or were objects of Union thuggery in Michigan.   I’ve posted one here on the front and several more on the jump.   They are each relatively short so take a few moments to watch them.  It is important to understand that this was not just […]

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Footage from Inside AFP Tent In Michigan

by Steve MacDonald December 14, 2012

This is footage shot from inside the AFP tent in Lansing as the tent was overrun by angry union protesters and began to come down.  It’s very shaky but here it is.

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Michigan AFP Tent Truthers?

by Steve MacDonald December 13, 2012

You’ve heard by now, I hope, that the American’s for Prosperity (AFP) Tent in Lansing, Michigan (State Capital), was knocked down and overrun by angry Union protesters–while some activists remained trapped underneath?   (You can find Grok Coverage on that and more  here, here, here, and here.) AFP was there on the front lines to educate and […]

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Tweet of the Day – Week – Ever? on Unions Vs Right to Work?

by Steve MacDonald December 13, 2012

Fellow Grokster(ette?) Susan Olsen dropped this into our email this morning.  No, not ‘the royal ‘Our’ as in the royal ‘we,’ as in ‘We are not amused.’  I mean “Our” as in our Grok group email.  Anyway, this hits it out of the park on Michigan and Right to Work, and the Unions and Democrats […]

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Join the UAW! Smoke Dope, Drink Beer While You Work!

by Rick Olson December 12, 2012

 “Stupidity combined with arrogance and a huge ego will get you a long way.” —Chris Lowe You can’t make this stuff up! “Whistle Smoke Dope, Drink Beer While you work!” Thirteen UAW auto workers have been reinstated with back pay after being fired when they were caught drinking and smoking dope on break. In my own slice […]

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Michigan Union Thuggery – Give us what we want or we will hurt you!

by Skip December 11, 2012

Noted Conservative comedian Steven Crowder (whose videos we have posted here on the ‘Grok) paid a physical price simply for expressing a political  viewpoint.  Grokster Tim posted the video of the union thugs assaulting other peoples’ private property (the AFP tent) and Grokster Steve put up more updates. This one picture simply confirms what many […]

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Update AFP -Michigan

by Steve MacDonald December 11, 2012

Right to work Bills have passed both Houses of the Michigan State Legislature and the governor has already said he’d sign them into law. Earlier today Tim Condon updated us with the video of union protesters knocking down the Americans for Prosperity tent in Lansing, trapping some activists under it.  It’s sad but none of […]

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