The NH Advantage Grows with Right-to-Work
With the election of Chris Sununu as governor of the Live Free or Die state, New Hampshire may soon become the 28th Right-to-Work state. Lawmakers in Kentucky just passed legislation to become the 27th Right-to-Work state earlier this month, and legislators in Missouri are following close behind. As such, now would be a good time to ensure the public understands exactly what this change in policy would entail.
Of utmost importance, Right-to-Work protects the basic rights of employees to choose whether or not it is in their best interest to join a union, without that membership being a condition of their employment. Far from diminished job security, the flexibility derived outside of a forced union framework protects jobs by enabling individuals and businesses to adjust more rapidly to the needs of the marketplace and changing conditions. Job creators are also freed to spur productivity by offering enhanced merit pay or other benefits, benefits that are often impossible under most union contracts.