Rapid Response Action Call: New Hampshire Steelworkers- We Showed Up in Force in January, We Need You Again

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 New Hampshire Steelworkers:
We Showed Up in Force in January, We Need You Again 

Back in January, we asked you to show up at the statehouse and voice your opposition to House Bill 1377-FN, this year’s House version of so-called Right-to-Work (RTW), and you delivered! Now, we need your help again.

Next Wednesday, the House Labor Committee will be holding another public hearing, and they need to hear from us. 

So-called RTW is deliberately designed to make it harder for unions to help workers negotiate with their employers for better pay and working conditions. It deprives unions of the resources they need to organize and provide basic services to the workers they represent.

Backers of these laws claim they protect employees’ freedoms, but we know better. So-called RTW laws are nothing more than an attempt by corporate special interest groups to weaken unions or even go as far to abolish unions altogether—they couldn’t care less about the freedom of New Hampshire’s workers. 

Here are two ways you can join the fight! 

  1. Come to Concord February 7th! 
    Time: 9:30 AM 
    Location: Legislative Office Building, Room 307 
    New Hampshire State Capitol 
    107 N Main St, Concord, NH 03301 
  2. Tell the House Labor Committee that so-called Right to Work is WRONG for New Hampshire. 

 To sign in to register your position on a bill and/or submit testimony, click HERE. 

  1. After clicking the link, fill in the content boxes with your first and last name, as well as your town, state, and email address. 
  2. Select the date of the hearing on the calendar (2/7), by clicking on the relevant date. 
  3. In the drop box below "Select the Committee," select House Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services 
  4. In the drop box below "Choose the Bill," select 9:30 AM - HB 1377 
  5. Select the appropriate option for the "I am" drop box (likely "Member of the Public") 
  6. Fill in the content box under "I'm Representing" with the business, organization, or group you are representing. If you are representing yourself only, write "myself." 
  7. Under the “Indicate Your Position on this Bill,” check the circle that says "I Oppose this Bill" 
  8. If you wish to speak during the hearing to present your testimony, you will need to attend in person at the State House, but you may upload your testimony if you cannot attend. 
  9. If you wish to submit testimony on the bill, click the “Choose File” button to upload the testimony file from your computer. 
  10. Once you have reviewed that the information that you have entered is accurate, click the “Submit” button at the bottom of the webpage. 

In the past, both democrats and republicans have come together and agreed RTW has no place in New Hampshire. We need that kind of solidary with workers once again. 

 For more information on this issue or how you can get more involved with Rapid Response, please contact District 4 Rapid Response Coordinator, Mark McDonald at mmcdonald@usw.org. 

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