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New Hampshire House Kills Right to Work with GOP Help

The legislation would have prevented non-union workers from paying fees

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    New Hampshire House Kills Right to Work with GOP Help
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    New Hampshire will not become the next so-called right to work state.

    House lawmakers have killed the union-targeting legislation after a Republican-on-Republican debate. The outcome marks a defeat for Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, who called right to work a top priority and had urged members of his party to get in line.

    Right to work legislation says non-union members can't be forced to pay fees, even if they benefit from the union's collective bargaining. With a Republican in the corner office, national right to work advocates saw New Hampshire as a top target for passage.

    But a handful of Republicans did not change their opposition Thursday, despite intense lobbying efforts from House leadership, the governor and the state Republican party. The bill failed by a vote of 200 to 177.

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