Right to Work

Keith Erf – candidate for NH State House, Hillsborough County 2 (Weare/Deering)

by Op-Ed August 7, 2018

I’m Keith Erf, candidate for state representative in Weare and Deering. I’m running for State representative to champion limited government. I’ve lived in Weare for 37 years. My wife, Louisa, and I raised four children here where they attended Weare schools. I started my business, KyTek, in 1991 developing automated systems for the publishing industry. As […]

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Jose’ Eduardo Cambrils – candidate for NH State House, Merrimack County 9 (Cantebury/Loudon)

by Op-Ed August 5, 2018

“I am seeking a seat in the NH House of Representatives because of my love for this great State of NH and more specifically the towns of Canterbury and Loudon. I lived in Canterbury for 13 years and still own a beautiful piece of land there. My wife and I have now lived in Loudon for the past 2 years. There […]

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Seven New Hampshire House Republicans Try To Silence Political Speech They Don’t Like

by Steve MacDonald June 27, 2018

American’s for Prosperity in New Hampshire has been doing some issues advocacy. Alerting the residents of seven House Districts held by sitting (r)epublicans that their elected officials opposed Right to Work. The seven “Republican” House Reps are mad at AFP for daring to let voters, who might not otherwise notice, know how they voted. So […]

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So why is NH State Rep Mark Proulx against the GOP Platform? And against Private Contract? And Self-Agency. Freedom?

by Skip June 14, 2018

It is because of HIM I have to join a union against my will and contra my Freedom! Thanks for nuttin.  In this, you are a totalitarian simply because I want to freely contract with my employer – and you decided to not let me. So what WILL you run on if the Janus vs […]

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Quick Thought: One would think that all Republicans would be voting FOR more Individual Freedoms…use your vote against them

by Skip June 5, 2018

From the NH GOP Platform: Support legislation to allow workers to decide the allocation of the portion of their union dues used for political purposes We believe in free people, free markets and free enterprise To that latter point – if unions have the mindset that they can prevent competition and lock potential workers out […]

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FDR Revisited: AFSCME On Trial

by Mike February 24, 2018

FDR said it would be “unthinkable and intolerable” for public employee unions to strike against their employers, the taxpayers. After 6 decades of public sector unions, their wings may be getting clipped by the Supreme Court. Stossel explores the cases:

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New Year’s Resolution for NH Politicians – Stop Lying to Voters

by Kimberly Morin January 1, 2018

January 1st is usually a day of reflection for many people over the previous year. It’s also a day where people create New Year’s Resolutions to make some sort of change in the new year. Political Buzz decided it might be a good time to create a New Year’s Resolution for politicians in New Hampshire, […]

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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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Scoring Legislators, State Economies, and Even Voters

by Steve MacDonald August 17, 2016

We discuss AFP’s legislative scorecard for New Hampshire, scorecards, and surveys in general, the advantages for workers and state economies of passing Right to Work, a tiny diatribe to the grumpy electorate, why votes matter, and more.  

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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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GrokTALK! Show #155

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.  

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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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